Though lacking a “Submission of the Night” due to the absence of a tap-out on the card, UFC 133 still awarded three bonuses including a brand new award related to Dennis Hallman’s choice of ring attire – seriously.
“Knockout of the Night” and a $70,000 bonus went to Vitor Belfort after leaving Yoshihiro Akiyama face down and motionless with strikes a little less than two minutes into the opening frame of their fight.
Meanwhile, “Fight of the Night” was awarded to headliners Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans after entertaining the crowd with back-and-forth action. In the end Evans was able to land a devastating knee to Ortiz’s body with less than a minute left in the second stanza and take home the TKO victory as a result.
Finally, a bonus playfully labeled along the lines of “Get Those Horrible Shorts Off TV” by Dana White was given to Brian Ebersole who also took home $70,000 for beating Hallman in the first round after the UFC veteran curiously opted to wear a pair of Speedo-style trunks to the fight rather than wearing the standard style of gear.
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