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.
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