After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Donald Cerrone and Paul Kelly each an additional $75,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort.”
Cerrone and Kelly captured Fight of the Night honors for their entertaining lightweight battle. Cerrone took home a 2ndRound submission victory in addition to the extra 75K commission.
Jones solidified his spot as the future of the sport by posting a dominant performance against Ryan Bader. His guillotine choke earned “Bones” the Submission of the Night award.
Silva won Knockout of the Night honors when he put Vitor Belfort down with a front-kick. It was “The Spider’s” eighth consecutive Octagon title defense.
“UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort” took place inside the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fight of the Night:
Donald Cerrone and Paul Kelly ($75,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Jon Jones ($75,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Anderson Silva ($75,000)