Tonight’s UFC on FOX 5 lineup delivered a number of notable performances including those from the evening’s featured efforts. However, it was an undercard competitor who came away with the show’s biggest prize, as Scott Jorgensen scored two event-specific bonuses for his comeback win against John Albert.
The 30-year old WEC veteran earned his boost in salary by surviving an early onslaught from Albert and ultimately submitting the Ultimate Fighter 15 alumnus. Jorgensen’s victory came by way of Rear-Naked Choke with a few decimals short of a second remaining in the rumble’s opening round, netting him Submission of the Night honors as well as a role in the card’s Fight of the Night. Each distinction was worth $65,000.
Albert was also awarded $65,000 for his showing in the bout.
Also earning an extra $65,000 for his trouble, lightweight Yves Edwards scored Knockout of the Night for finishing Jeremy Stephens with a brutal series of strikes a little less than two minutes into their match-up. The stoppage marked the first time Stephens had ever been put away outside of being tapped out and improved Edwards’ overall record to 42-18-1.
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