UFC 116 took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In a night that delivered on all fronts, Zuffa has announced post fight bonuses for the event. Each bonus was worth 75 thousand dollars to the recipients.
Submission of the night went to the UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar who weathered an early storm before securing a fight ending arm-triangle choke.
Knockout of the night went to Gerald Harris. Harris fought on the nights preliminary card and defeated Dave Branch via Knockout from a vicious slam that immediately rendered Branch unconscious.
Fight of the night honors went to a pair of fights. Stephan Bonnar, Krzysztof Soszynski, Chris Leben and Yoshihiro Akiyama each earned $75,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances .
Leben and Akiyama battled for the better portion of 3 rounds, prior to Leben scoring the victory by Triangle choke with only :14 seconds left in the bout. A true gem that might have netted Leben FOTN and Sub of the night under other circumstances.
Soszynski and Bonnar, were awarded a second “Fight of the Night” bonus . This fight a rematch of their UFC 110 meeting. With Bonner pulling out the victory by 3rd round TKO in a fight that saw the UFC vet battered and cut up for the majority of the contest.