Though the card may have suffered some last-second scratches, UFC on FX 5 still turned out to be one helluva show thanks to a number of exciting efforts and scintillating stoppages. All totaled, 7/10 fights ended before scorecards came into play, sending fans home happy without question.
While it may have been difficult to whittle down a few of the event-specific bonuses, one certainly wasn’t thanks to the back-and-forth battle between featherweights Bart Palaszewski and Diego Nunes. The bout, which Nunes ultimately won by way of decision, was named Fight of the Night and earned each man an extra $40,000 on top of their regularly contracted rate.
Knockout of the Night was awarded to Michael Johnson for his comeback KO of Danny Castillo, proving the Ultimate Fighter finalist is much more than just a grappler. He too netted $40k for the distinction.
Finally, Submission of the Night went to another fighter with history on TUF, as Justin Edwards‘ sub-minute choke of Josh Neer was pegged for the honor. Like the other recipients, Edwards also received $40,000 for his performance.
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