A night of exciting action at UFC 136 was capped off by the performance of Frankie Edgar who took home the evening’s “Knockout of the Night” bonus for his incredible comeback against rival Gray Maynard. Though history repeated itself in the opening round of their headlining tilt with Maynard hurting Edgar early, things unfolded a bit differently down the road after “The Answer” landed a few big shots in the fourth round and finished things off shortly thereafter. In addition to the distinction, Edgar was also handed $75,000 for his showing as were the rest of his bonus-winning peers.
“Submission of the Night” and the attached money went to Joe Lauzon after landing a solid strike to Melvin Guillard’s chin, then mopping up the damage done with a Rear-Naked Choke in the first minute of the fight’s action. The win marked Lauzon’s seventeenth submission in twenty-one total victories with the bonus being his sixth consecutive event-specific award.
Though there were a number of bouts to choose from, “Fight of the Night” went to the rematch between Leonard Garcia and Nam Phan. While Phan ultimately took home the Unanimous Decision nod, MMA fans all exited the match-up as winners after the two featherweights’ back-and-forth battle for fifteen minutes highlighted by the overall gutsiness of both competitors. As expected, both men were given an additional $75,000 for the honor.
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