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UFC on FOX 6 Bonuses: Anthony Pettis’ performance named Knockout of the Night

UFC on FOX 6 BannerThe UFC delivered another exciting night of action on network television with UFC on FOX 6 where Demetrious Johnson went on to retain his flyweight title in impressive fashion against John Dodson. However, it was the bout between Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone leaving fans atwitter after the event’s conclusion.

Pettis picked up $50,000 and Knockout of the Night honors for his finish of Cerrone a little more than midway through the opening round of their fight. “Showtime” scored the stoppage with a number of strikes to Cerrone’s midsection setting up a body kick that put the always-tough “Cowboy” down for the first time in his career.

In a surprising turn of events, Submission of the Night went to Ryan Bader after the Ultimate Fighter 8 winner locked up a nifty choke on seasoned veteran Vladimir Matyushenko less than a minute into their match-up. In addition to being the first tap-out of Bader’s run in the UFC, the finish was also so quick it marked the fastest submission in UFC light heavyweight history. Like Pettis he too received an extra $50,000 for his performance.

Finally, Fight of the Night was awarded to headliners Johnson-Dodson for a five-frame battle seeing “Mighty Mouse” retain his title in the end despite some adversity in the first few rounds. Dodson dropped Johnson a couple of times but couldn’t maintain his momentum, losing enough of the effort to exit with a Unanimous Decision defeat. On the bright side, like Johnson, he too earned $50k for the distinction of being the night’s top tilt.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

4 COMMENTS
  • raker says:

    I found a new appreciation for Dodson tonite… Not because of his fighting, but how gracious he was in defeat. I heard him thanking Mighty Mouse for the opportunity with a big smile on his face. I’m now a fan.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    TJ Grant had a fantastic finish over an always game Matt Wiman, making Grant the leader in the clubhouse for KOTN. But he was topped the very next fight by a vicious beating from Zlamas over previous top contender Koch, only to be topped by the fantastic Showtime Pettis.

    This was a great overall card, anchored by that middle trio of fights and capped off with a good main event.

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  • raker says:

    Agreed Richard! Grant surprised me as Wiman is usually pretty durable. Lamas and Pettis also were very impressive. Pettis is so creative. Would love to see him fight Diaz.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    While it was an impressive finish I don’t think Pettis should of gotten KOTN since it wasn’t a KO, it was a TKO via liver shot, but that’s just me thinking its a technicality.

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