After an exciting night of free MMA action, WEC general manager Reed Harris awarded George Roop, Miguel Torres, Donald Cerrone and Jamie Varner each an additional $10,000 for their special performances Thursday night at “WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan.”
Roop earned his bonus when he turned the “Korean Zombie” into Sleeping Beauty with a vicious kick to Chan Sung Jung’s dome. No extra punches on the ground were necessary, as Jung was out cold on his way down.
Torres recaptured his mojo when he caught Charlie Valencia with a rear-naked choke in the 2ndRound of their bantamweight affair. The submission victory not only earned him the extra cheddar, but helped him avoid a three fight skid as well.
Cerrone and Varner battled for 15 grueling minuets in the night’s co-main event. Although the bitter rivals were completely gassed by the time the final horn rang, the lightweights left everything they had inside the cage and were rewarded handsomely for their efforts.
WEC 51 took place inside the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
Fight of the Night:
Donald Cerrone and Jamie Varner ($10,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Miguel Torres ($10,000)
Knockout of the Night:
George Roop ($10,000)