Entering last night’s match-up with Ricardo Funch at UFC on FX 4, fan-favorite Dan Miller had tapped out eight of the thirteen opponents he’d beaten in his career. However, it’s likely none of the bunch were as nearly memorable as his finish of Funch. Not only did his Guillotine Choke victory guarantee he’d avoided a dreaded three-fight losing streak, but it also came in his welterweight debut as well as in front of his hometown fans in New Jersey.
Were those things not sweet enough, the icing on the cake came after the event’s conclusion when Miller’s performance was named Submission of the Night and earned him an extra $50,000 on top of his regularly contracted rate.
Knockout of the Night (and the attached $50,000) went to Cub Swanson for his strike-based stoppage of Ross Pearson. The showing was Swanson’s second straight TKO win and the first time Pearson had ever been finished on his feet in his career.
Last but not least, Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher capped off their trilogy with an exciting back-and-forth affair awarded Fight of the Night. While the lightweights’ earlier meetings were equally excellent, a bonus-system was not in place at the time making the distinction even more fitting. As was the case with the other bonus-winners, Stout-Fisher each received a $50,000 check for their collective effort.
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