UFC News: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2 Confirmed, UFC 81 Fighter Bonuses

It’s been rumored for quite some time, but now it’s official. UFC.com has released the following statement announcing SERRA VS. ST. PIERRE 2 for UFC 83 on April 19th:

UFC comes to Canada for the first time ever on Saturday, April 19th! One year ago, Matt “The Terror” Serra shocked the world by defeating Georges “Rush” St-Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Championship. Now, after defeating Matt Hughes in December, St-Pierre enters the Octagon as the Interim Welterweight Champion to face the man who took his title – this time, in his home province of Quebec. Can Serra beat St-Pierre for a second time? The undisputed king of the 170-pound weight class will be determined at UFC 83: SERRA VS. ST-PIERRE 2 – Saturday, April 19, live on Pay-Per-View from Montreal, Quebec.

— UFC paid out bonuses to 4 fighters who competed this past weekend in Las Vegas.

Former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir received a $60,000 bonus for his submission victory over Brock Lesnar at 1:39 of the first round via knee bar. Mir’s $60,000 bonus is on top of the $40,000 he received to show and the $40,000 he received to win.

Chris “Lights Out” Lytle received Knockout of the Night bonus of
$60,000 for his 33 second knockout victory over the debuting Kyle
Bradley. Lytle received the $60,000 bonus on top of the $20,000 he received to fight on Saturday.

Tim Sylvia and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira each earned the Fight of the Night bonus of $60,000. Sylvia received $60,000 on top of the $1000,000 he was paid to fight. Nogueira received $60,000 on top of the $200,000 he received for defeating Sylvia via guillotine choke in the 3rd round to become the UFC interim heavyweight champion.

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