After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Tim Kennedy (pictured), Mike Chiesa, Rustam Khabilov and Jorge Masvidal each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC Fight for the Troops: Kennedy vs. Natal.”
Chiesa slapped on a rear-naked choke on fellow “The Ultimate Fighter” winner Colton Smith in the second round of their scrap to score “Submission of the Night.”
Khabilov and Masvidal put on a thrilling back-and-forth battle to win “Fight of the Night.” When the dust settled on their shootout, Khabilov earned a unanimous decision victory.
Kennedy couldn’t have capped off the night any better in front of his military peers. His vicious left hook sent Rafeal Natal to the canvas and the crowd to their feet. The strike also scored him “Knockout of the Night.”
UFC Fight for the Troops 3 took place in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Fight of the Night:
Rustam Khabilov and Jorge Masvidal ($50,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Mike Chiesa ($50,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Tim Kennedy ($50,000)