Few fighters have been as hot as Nate Diaz as of late. In addition to picking up his third straight win over a widely respected adversary Saturday night at UFC on FOX 3 the 27-year old also earned a third consecutive event-specific bonus, scoring Submission of the Night honors with his second-round Guillotine Choke of Jim Miller. The award was the ninth of his UFC career and fourth pertaining to tap-outs.
Diaz received $65,000 for the distinction as did the evening’s other stand-out performers receiving a bonus nod.
Knockout of the Night went to Lavar Johnson for his finish of Pat Barry, his fifteenth strike-based stoppage in seventeen total victories. Meanwhile, Fight of the Night was handed to flyweights Louis Gaudinot and John Lineker after turning in nine-plus back-and-forth minutes capped off by the former choking the latter out cold with less than ten seconds remaining in the second stanza.
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