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Charles Oliveira brings home Submission of the Night award with rarely seen finish

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.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC/STRIKEFORCE

7 COMMENTS
  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Sonnen is going to beat A Silva by winning every rd. A Silva has fairly poor takedown defence against good wrestlers and wont KO Sonnen. His best chance is submission and I cant see that happening this time. Bad match up for Silva.

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  • Screenplaya says:

    Bisping beat Sonnen, in my opinion. Silva will destroy Sonnen in the rematch. Sonnen talks a wicked game, but he is the poster boy for lay-and-pray.

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  • Niv says:

    Sorry Logic I thought Sonnen lost last night in a poor fight and I just don’t see him repeating his performance from the 1st fight.

    I think Silva vs Sonnen 2 will be a giant dud with Silva winning in a convincing and decisive win.

    Really underwhelmed by the main card last night, it was plain awful, but that’s how it goes sometimes.

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  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    The main card was as mediocre as the prelims were fantastic. Hopefully the UFC decides to book a striker vs. striker next time instead of filling 5/6 slots with grapplers.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Both Evans and Sonnen showed nothing that inspires me to think they’ll win their respective titles. Sonnen’s supporters are giving him way too much credit for a *losing* performance last time.

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  • Rich S. says:

    The fights weren’t exactly fireworks, but I was really impressed by Evans’ and Bisping’s performances.

    Evans thwarted any offense that Davis had to offer and dealt some serious damage, and I thought Sonnen was going to mop the floor with Bisping but Bisping showed great striking and surprisingly good takedown defense.

    There is a possibility that Sonnen gives a repeat performance against Silva (maybe without the loss this time) but not if he fights like he did last night. He rushed in with his arms out in front of him, taking shot after shot flush on the jaw. If he lets Silva hit him even once like that, he WILL be separated from consciousness. No doubt about that.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    sonnen has jumped the shark

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