It wasn’t long ago there was a fighter in his 20s from New York boasting an unbeaten record, convincing wins over a number of veteran competitors, and seemingly limitless potential. His name was Jon Jones. It now appears another individual featuring those same attributes has emerged in the form of Chris Weidman, a decorated amateur wrestler who ran his professional record up to 9-0 last night with a TKO triumph over Mark Munoz at UFC on Fuel 4.
Weidman mashed Munoz into unconsciousness after landing an elbow-strike, earning the right to call himself a contender in the process not to mention $40,000 extra for Knockout of the Night.
Fight of the Night rightfully went to the co-headlining collision between Joey Beltran and James Te Huna. The light heavyweight sluggers put it all out there for fifteen full minutes with each landing some solid shots, especially during a flurry coming in the final few ticks of the outing. Each man was awarded $40,000 for his role in the rumble.
Finally, Submission of the Night honors and $40k were handed to Alex Caceres for his slick stoppage of Damacio Page in an undercard effort. “Bruce Leeroy” channeled the glow in the second round of the bout, locking up a Triangle Choke while Page attempted to throw a strike in his guard.
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