After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded four fighters each an additional $65,000 for their special performances Sunday at “UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson.”
Anthony Pettis (Pictured) nailed Joe Lauzon with a devastating head kick to collect his second straight win and ‘Knockout of the Night’ honors.
Vaughan Lee served up an upset special over Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto by catching the veteran in an armbar in the 1stRound of their scrap.
A new UFC lightweight champion was crowned, as Benson Henderson left the Octagon with a unanimous decision victory over Frankie Edgar in the card’s featured attraction. Their 25-minute affair was good enough to earn ‘Fight of the Night.’
UFC 144 took place inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Fight of the Night:
Ben Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar ($65,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Vaughan Lee ($65,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Anthony Pettis ($65,000)