Call it a “Calf Crusher” or a “Calf Slicer” but in the end the label of “incredible” would work in a similarly appropriate a manner, as the evening’s Submission of the Night was handed to Charles Oliveira who tapped out Eric Wisely at UFC on FOX 2 with the rarely seen technique. Based on the sensational stoppage the young Brazilian was handed $65,000 as a bonus.
Knockout of the Night went to UFC newcomer Lavar Johnson, a transplant from Strikeforce, who did the previously unthinkable by knocking Joey Beltran out cold. The finish came when Beltran absorbed a bevy of brutal uppercuts and was rendered unconscious for the first time in his career. Like Oliveira, Johnson won $65k for the stoppage.
Finally, Fight of the Night also was awarded to a preliminary pairing with Evan Dunham-Nik Lentz taking home the honor. Dunham and Lentz battled for ten minutes straight with the 30-year old Dunham earning a doctor’s stoppage after badly battering Lentz’s eye with a series of elbows, one of which split open the Minnesotan’s eye. Each earned $65,000 based on their shared showing.
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