After a spectacular night of freebie MMA action, WEC general manager Reed Harris awarded Eddie Wineland, Shane Roller, Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson each an additional $10,000 for their special performances Thursday night at “WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis.”
On an action-packed evening equipped with three submissions and another trio of knockouts, it was stiff competition for the extra Christmas bonus this year. Thankfully for Wineland and Roller, Octagon officials felt their finishes warranted the extra cheddar.
As main event fighters should, Pettis and Henderson put on a spectacular grand finale for the blue-caged company and walked away with ‘Fight of the Night’ honors.
“WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis” took place inside the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Fight of the Night:
Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson ($10,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Shane Roller ($10,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Eddie Wineland ($10,000)