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Teammates Jon Jones, Cub Swanson exit UFC 152 with bonuses in tow

After a six-week break from events, UFC 152 was a welcome sight and delivered in full with a number of exciting performances including a successful defense from light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. “Bones” weathered an early Armbar attempt from adversary Vitor Belfort before asserting his own will throughout the remainder of their headlining bout, ultimately locking up an Americana in the fourth frame to procure the victory.

Jones’ finish of Belfort was named the card’s Submission of the Night and earned the 25-year old an extra $65,000 on top of his regularly contracted rate.

Despite criticism of coach Greg Jackson entering the show, student Cub Swanson scored Knockout of the Night with a beautiful shot leaving Charles Oliveira on the canvas. The win marked Swanson’s third straight strike-based stoppage, improving his overall record to 18-5 and positioning him as one of the featherweight division’s true title-contenders. Like his teammate, Jones, Swanson also earned $65k for the honor.

Finally, Fight of the Night went to lightweights Evan Dunham and T.J. Grant after the two went at it for fifteen full minutes on the undercard. In addition to earning each man $65,000 for the distinction, the performance also maintained Grant’s unbeaten streak at 155 pounds with a third straight instance of success since dropping down from welterweight.


  • Lord Faust says:


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  • G-DUB says:

    You cannot be serious. Vinny’s sub was way more impressive and significant. Nice that TJ and Evan got the spotlight, but prelim fighters deserve more love.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Hah, seven thumbs down for a quote directly attribute to Dana. I love you guys.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    “Vinny’s sub was way more impressive and significant”- GDUB

    WORD. I think Vinny def. deserved it more… even logistically … they need to build up LHW why not give a returning LHW with excellent BJJ credentials a lil rub?

    JJ got enough money.

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  • Sumoninja says:

    Slightly off topic, Vinny’s standup still desperately needs work. He was lucky to pull that sub.

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