If standard event bonuses are any indication of a particular fight’s entertainment value, then apparently fans were fortunate enough to see the best of the best on Saturday night after it was announced four main card participants would be taking home an additional $65,000 based on their performances at UFC 113. The distinctions were revealed at the post-event press conference and later reported by Sherdog.
The sixth sub of Alan Belcher’s career netted the Duke Roufus product ”Submission of the Night”, while ”Fight of the Night” went to Jeremy Stephens and Sam Stout for their action-packed, split-decision battle.
Meanwhile, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was given yet another reason to smile after winning the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship from the formerly unbeaten Lyoto Machida, as his first-round knockout of “The Dragon” also netted him ”Knockout of the Night” and the sixty-five grand coming with it. The award is Rua’s second in the UFC with the first also coming in Montreal after the Brazilian champ flattened Chuck Liddell at UFC 97 in the bout’s opening frame.