Not only did Saturday night mark the biggest win in 26-year old welterweight Jake Ellenberger’s career but also one of his highest paydays after earning an extra $55,000 for his sub-minute knockout of Jake Shields in the main event at UFN 25.
Ellenberger’s “Knockout of the Night” award and its amount were announced by UFC President Dana White shortly after the event concluded in New Orleans.
Meanwhile, “Submission of the Night” and the attached cash went to T.J. Waldburger who tapped out Mike Stumpf with about a minute remaining in the opening round of their undercard bout. The submission stoppage was the eleventh of Waldburger’s career and improved his record to 14-6.
Finally, Matt Riddle’s rumble with Lance Benoist was named the show’s “Fight of the Night”. Both youngsters battled it out back and forth for three full rounds with undefeated 23-year old Benoist ultimately emerging with the Unanimous Decision win.
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