'Where's my $50k': Aussie UFC stars filthy

Brothers-in-law Tai Tuivasa and Tyson Pedro are crying foul after they missed out on bonuses during UFC 221 at Perth Arena.

Where's my $50k, Aussie UFC fighters ask

Where's my $50k, Aussie UFC fighters ask

Former Sydney Roosters junior Tuivasa performed Daniel Ricciardo's trademark "shoey" celebration on Sunday after winning his heavyweight showdown against Frenchman Cyril Asker.

Tuivasa, who has a young son with Pedro's sister, unleashed a series of powerful punches to win his bout by TKO in the first round.

Pedro also won in the first round, pulling off a stunning kimura submission to beat Russian Saparbek Safarov in their light heavyweight bout.

A kimura is a double-joint arm lock that applies painful pressure on the opponent's shoulder and is difficult to escape.

Before Sunday's UFC fight, Tuivasa and Pedro vowed to each win one of the $50,000 bonuses on offer.

Pedro (left) and Tuivasa (right) weren't happy with their lack of bonus. Pic: Getty

The two fighters involved in the UFC fight of the night win $50,000 each, while another two bonuses of $50,000 are handed out for top performers.

Tuivasa and Pedro were overlooked for everything, leaving the pair to have a tongue-in-cheek vent afterwards.

"Who chooses the bonuses?" Pedro asked.

"I'm actually burning about that. Are you not entertained? What more do you what?"

Tuivasa, who skolled alcohol from a sneaker after his win, was also stunned to miss out on a bonus.

"I should have got 50k just for the shoey," Tuivasa said.

"I think we both should have got performance of the night.

"Old mate (Pedro) nearly ripped someone's arm off and I elbowed old bud back to France.

"And nothing. Now I've got to go home and cry all night."

Tuivasa (9-0) is fast becoming a cult favourite among fans, with his ruthless knockout displays making for entertaining viewing.

The 24-year-old nicknamed "Bam Bam" lamented that some heavyweight bouts had become too cat-and-mouse because of a fear of losing.

"There's heavyweights fighting for all three rounds (of three-round fights). I think it's boring," he said.

"What happened to the days of going out there and giving what the people want to see - some blood and the rest of it.

"But I suppose everyone doesn't want to get a one (loss) on their record.

"But I don't really care. I want to go out there and put on a show for the crowds."

Cuban Yoel Romero knocked out American Luke Rockhold in the main event middleweight battle on Sunday.

Both fighters were taken to hospital afterwards, with Romero battling a leg injury and Rockhold concussed.

A crowd of 12,437 attended the fight and UFC senior vice-president David Shaw said Perth was in line to get more UFC bouts in the future.

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