After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Pat Barry (Pictured), Christian Morecraft, Nick Denis and Jim Miller each an additional $45,000 for their special performances Friday night at “UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller.”
After nearly getting submitted with an armbar in the opening ticks of their heavyweight shootout, Barry rallied to slap Morecraft silly for a much-needed victory. Their back-and-forth battle earned the 265-pounders ‘Fight of the Night’ honors.
Denis started the card off with a bang by unleashing a barrage of short elbows to Joseph Sandoval’s dome in the opening bout of the evening. It took him all of 22 seconds to dispose of Sandoval and earn ‘Knockout of the Night.’
Miller was rocked early in his featured fight with Melvin Guillard, but came back to submit “The Young Assassin” with a vicious rear-naked choke in the 1stRound. The defeat marked Guillard’s 10th professional loss, with nine of them being of the tapout variety.
The Octagon’s return to Tennessee took place inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Fight of the Night:
Pat Barry and Christian Morecraf ($45,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Jim Miller ($45,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Nick Denis ($45,000)