After a free night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Jake Ellenberger, T.J. Waldburger, Matt Riddle and Lance Benoist (Pictured) each an additional $55,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou.”
It took Ellenberger all of 53 seconds to earn Knockout of the Night honors. He unleashed a vicious knee to Jake Shields’ face that sent him to the canvas and followed up with bombs on the ground to score the TKO victory.
Waldburger was nearly as impressive in his win over Mike Stumpf. After three minutes and 52 seconds of lopsided action, Waldburger locked in a rear-naked choke to end his evening early.
Lance Benoist’s exciting, and controversial, unanimous decision victory over Matt Riddle earned both welterweights Fight of the Night.
“UFC Fight Night 25” took place inside Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Fight of the Night:
Lance Benoist and Matt Riddle ($55,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
T.J. Waldburger ($55,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Jake Ellenberger ($55,000)