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Nate Diaz vs. Donald Cerrone lives up to hype as UFC 141 “Fight of the Night”

The bad blood between Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone existed for months and paid off in fifteen minutes after the two lightweights slugged it out in a highly-entertaining co-headliner at UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem. The result saw Diaz walk away with a Unanimous Decision victory after dominating Cerrone with crisp boxing from the get go. Appropriately enough the bout was named “Fight of the Night” with each man winning an additional $75,000 on top of their regular salaries.

“Knockout of the Night” and the attached $75,000 were awarded to Johny Hendricks who became the first man to finish Jon Fitch in the Octagon. The bearded brawler laid Fitch out in twelve seconds with a perfectly timed punch that sent the AKA representative crashing backwards to the canvas.

No “Submission of the Night” honors were given as the card featured a complete lack of tap-outs.