UFC welterweight Mike Pyle may be known for his submission prowess but the 36-year old Las Vegas resident is showing he’s more than a one-trick pony after racking up a pair of first-frame knockouts in his last two outings. The latest came last night at UFC on FX 3 when “Quicksand” looked more like “The Sandman,” putting well-rounded veteran Josh Neer to sleep with a powerful punch in the closing stages of the opening round.

Pyle’s finish of Neer was named the show’s Knockout of the Night and brought him an additional $40,000 for the honor.

Neer Thought He Was Better Striker Entering Bout with Pyle

Another early ending earned Submission of the Night in the form of Erick Silva’s Rear-Naked Choke of Charlie Brenneman with less than thirty seconds remaining in their bout’s initial stanza. He too received $40,000 as a result of his performance.

Fight of the Night was awarded to two other deserving competitors, Scott Jorgensen-Eddie Wineland. The bantamweights battled ferociously from start to finish with Wineland ultimately earning the win due to a knockout, the first of Jorgensen’s career no less. Similarly to the previous bonus-winners, each man was given $40,000 based on the award.


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