There weren’t any submissions tonight at UFC 162 but there were definitely some fireworks worthy of attention at an event featuring six-strike based stoppages including new middleweight champion Chris Weidman’s win over Anderson Silva. As such, the organization awarded a pair of Fight of the Night bonuses in addition to Knockout of the Night honors.
Featherweights Frankie Edgar and Charles Oliveira scored $50,000 for their entertaining effort, as did 145ers Cub Swanson and Dennis Siver in the PPV’s opening bout. Edgar picked up a hard-fought decision over Oliveira in the evening’s co-headliner, while Swanson secured his fifth consecutive victory by scoring a TKO over Siver in their tilt’s third frame.
Weidman also won an extra $50,000 for his second-round knockout of Silva. The scrap-sealing sequence of strikes came when “The Spider” dropped his hands to taunt Weidman only to get caught and ultimately finished.