How does a fighter top back-to-back wins featuring a rarely-seen submission and eight-second knockout with each earning an event-specific award? If you’re UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung you bring home two bonuses in your next bout.
Jung’s finish of Dustin Poirier at UFC on Fuel 3 was named Submission of the Night with the match-up also being announced as the card’s Fight of the Night. His success came after Poirier had seemingly battled his way back into contention, weathering an early storm in the scrap’s opening two rounds to do damage in the third, making the stoppage particularly exciting given the apparent shift in momentum.
Each honor was worth $40,000 giving “The Korean Zombie” an additional 80k on top of his regularly contracted rate. Poirier too received $40,000 for his role in the rumble.
In another feel-good story, Tom Lawlor celebrated his 29th birthday in style by scoring Knockout of the Night with a beautiful blow to Jason MacDonald’s temple sending the Canadian crashing down to the mat. Similarly to the other bonuses the distinction was worth $40,000.
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