Almost immediately after Yoshiyuki Yoshida had fallen to the canvas after being on the receiving end of some brutal punches, almost everyone watching Wednesday night’s UFC Fight Night 16: “UFC Fight for the Troops” event instantly knew that Josh Koscheck would be the recipitant of the UFC’s “Fight Night” bonus for “Knockout of the Night.
UFC officials made the news of Koscheck’s $30,000 KO award soon after the completion of UFN 16, which was held at the Crown Coliseum in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Also earning $30,000 “Fight Night” bonuses were Steve Cantwell, Jim Miller, and Matt Wiman.
Cantwell received the submission of the night after winning via technical submission over Razak Al-Hassan with a vicious armbar. Al-Hassan never tapped but his arm was bent so severely that referee Mario Yamasaki had no choice but to call at stop to the bout at 4:04 of round 1.
Miller and Wiman received the UFC’s “Fight of the Night” bonus in recognition of their action-packed contest that opened the Spike TV telecast. Miller receiving the $30,000 made for a storybook ending after the New Jersey native accept the fight on one week’s notice after Frankie Edgar was forced to pull of the show due to injury. Complicating matters further was the fact that Miller had just returned home from his honeymoon after getting the offer to step in and fight as a last-minute replacement.