After an exciting night of fights inside the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, four UFC 110 contestants received some extra dough for their special performances inside the Octagon.
The thrilling, yet lopsided, lightweight battle between Australian-born George Sotiropoulos and former top contender Joe Stevenson earned Fight of the Night honors, pocketing each 155-pounder a cool $50,000 for their 15-minute effort.
Sotiropoulos overwhelmed Stevenson from the jump and never looked back in taking his convincing unanimous decision victory. He now owns an impressive 12-2 record and is prefect in his five Octagon outings.
Although Chris “Lights Out” Lytle is known for his punching prowess, he showed off some sick Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when he caught Brian Foster with a kneebar in the 1stRound of their welterweight contest. It wasn’t how he envisioned winning, but Lytle will gladly accept the Submission of the Night award and the $50K that goes along with it.
The night’s main event certainly lived up to it’s billing as Cain Velasquez proved to the world that he’s taken his game to the next level. The youngster looked quick and crisp with his strikes, ultimately catching Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira with a vicious right hand to earn him Knockout of the Night honors.
Fight of the Night:
George Sotiropoulos and Joe Stevenson ($50,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Chris Lytle ($50,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Cain Velasquez ($50,000)