After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Edson Barboza, Ross Pearson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Pictured) each an additional $100,000 for their special performances at “UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami.”
Ironically, even though the extravaganza took place in jiu jitsu country, there wasn’t one successful submission executed on the card.
Edson Barboza and Ross Pearson put on a thrilling, yet controversial, 15-minute scrap to earn ‘Fight of the Night’ honors. In addition to the extra $100k commission, Barboza also took home a split decision victory.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira turned back the hands of time and dropped Brendan Schaub in the opening round of their heavyweight shootout to win ‘Knockout of the Night.’
“UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami” took place inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Fight of the Night:
Edson Barboza and Ross Pearson ($100,000/each)
Knockout of the Night:
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira ($100,000)