With the stand-up skill-set of UFC 152 headliners Jon Jones and Vitor Belfort it seemed likely their rumble would result in a stoppage, though one of the strike-based variety rather than related to BJJ. However, when things were said and done it was Jones who emerged with his hand raised after locking in a beautiful Americana on the overmatched Belfort.
Jones’ success marked his fourth consecutive defense of the light heavyweight belt and also netted him Submission of the Night honors (as well as an extra $65,000 for the distinction).
Knockout of the Night, and an equally large check, went to Cub Swanson after he dropped highly-touted youngster Charles Oliveira in the opening round of their main card clash. The win was Swanson’s third straight TKO.
Meanwhile, Evan Dunham and TJ Grant both brought home $65,000 more than expected after their preliminary pairing was named Fight of the Night. The 155ers fought valiantly throughout the tilt, exchanging stiff blows from start to finish with a bit of BJJ in the mix to boot.
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