UFC lightweight Jim Miller pocketed an additional $45,000 after earning Submission of the Night in his headlining affair against hard-hitting 155er Melvin Guillard at UFC on FX. The 28-year old grappler brought the award home after weathering an early storm from Guillard only to eventually get his back and lock in a Rear-Naked Choke. The submission was the twelfth of the 21-3 Miller’s career.
Fight of the Night went to another main card match-up in the form of Pat Barry’s battle with Christian Morecraft. The fight didn’t last long but saw Morecraft jump ahead early, even working his way into full mount and what looked to be a convincing Armbar attempt. However, Barry defended as necessary, got back to his feet, and landed a stiff left hook to put Morecraft down to the mat. The affable kickboxer sprung on top shortly thereafter and pounded out the TKO victory. Both men were given an extra $45,000 for their performances.
Finally, Knockout of the Night came early in the evening when Nick Denis dropped Joseph Sandoval less than thirty seconds into their card-opener. The win improved Denis’ overall record to 11-2 and was his tenth TKO.
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