UFC Calgary Bonuses: Poirier and Aldo Earn Extra $50,000, Makdessi and Pearson Win FOTN

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Dustin Poirier Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

The main and co-main event winners at UFC Calgary are both among the night’s big bonus winners!

On Saturday night at UFC Calgary, Dustin Poirier swarmed Eddie Alvarez after an illegal 12-6 elbow forced the referee Mark Goddard to reset the action inside of the cage, ultimately leading to a TKO victory for Poirier that earned ‘The Diamond’ an extra $50,000 in the main event of UFC on Fox 30.

Poirier’s entire onslaught on Alvarez that led to Dustin earning a Performance of the Night Bonus can be seen here.

Jose Aldo competed in a non-title fight for the first time in his UFC career, meanwhile, and the former Featherweight Champ reminded the world that he’s not done just yet as he landed two crisp shots to Jeremy Stephens’ body and followed up with relentless ground-and-pound to finish ‘Lil’ Heathen’ in Calgary.

Prior to his win on Saturday Jose Aldo and Max Holloway were tied for the most KO wins in UFC/WEC featherweight history with 9, but Aldo now holds that distinction after crumpling Stephens.

John Makdessi and Ross Pearson went all out in their three-round war and the third round of their fight was must-see TV. It’s too bad that this was the featured Fight Pass preliminary because this fight should be seen by as many people as possible and not relegated to Fight Pass.

Makdessi and Pearson received a standing ovation and an extra $50,000 for their performances in the Fight of the Night.