Even though Jason Brilz dropped a controversial and disappointing decision to opponent Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 114 it appears the Nebraskan will not be walking away from the evening empty handed. In addition to gaining the respect of anyone who saw his star-elevating performance, Brilz was also announced as one of four fighters receiving a $65,000 bonus check for their performance at the event. In particular, his three round battle with “Little Nog” was awarded the card’s “Fight of the Night”.
Also fattening their bank accounts on the heels of UFC 114 were Ryan Jensen and Mike Russow. Russow’s shocking comeback against heavyweight prospect Todd Duffee was named “Knockout of the Night”, while Jensen’s first-round guillotine choke of Jesse Forbes was the show’s lone tap-out based result and therefore put him in the fortunate position of being the only contender for “Submission of the Night”.
All three event distinctions were released at the post-event press conference and later reported by MMAJunkie.