“UFC Fight for the Troops 2” Fight Bonuses

Written by Tom Ngo
January 22nd, 2011

UFC Lightweight Yves Edwards

After a night of free MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Cody McKenzie and Melvin Guillard each an additional $30,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC Fight for the Troops 2.”

However, Yves Edwards was the card’s biggest winner. The veteran double-dipped for Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night honors, leaving Fort Hood in Kileen, Texas with an extra $60k in bonuses.

After avoiding numerous rear-naked choke submission attempts for the better part of the middle stanza, Edwards rallied to secure a RNC of his own just before the 2ndRound horn blared. Although McKenzie was put to sleep, he was rewarded with a nice parting gift for his troubles.

Guillard was nearly a 2-to-1 underdog against Evan Dunham in the night’s featured contest, but used his superior speed to overwhelm the talented Xtreme Couture-trained fighter. The controversial lightweight motioned for a title shot immediately following his impressive 1stRound TKO victory.

“UFC Fight for the Troops 2” took place at Fort Hood in Kileen, Texas.

Fight of the Night:

Yves Edwards and Cody McKenzie ($30,000/each)

Submission of the Night:

Yves Edwards ($30,000)

Knockout of the Night:

Melvin Guillard ($30,000)

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