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UFC 115 Bonuses Announced

Former UFC middleweight champ Rich Franklin walked away from UFC 115 with more than a first-round win over fellow icon of the Octagon Chuck Liddell after flattening the “Iceman” with five seconds remaining in the opening frame. “Ace” also exited the arena with an additional $85,000 and “Knockout of the Night” honors, both of which may help to ease the lingering pain he’s no doubt enduring as a result of a broken bone in his arm sustained during the headlining bout. The news was announced at the post-event press conference and reported by Sherdog.

Joining Franklin in procuring an extra $85,000 for work put in, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic‘s post-fight plea apparently resonated with UFC brass, as his third-round choke of hard-hitting kickboxer Pat Barry WAS selected as “Submission of the Night”. The Croatian, generally known for his striking and knockout power, earned the fourth submission-based win of his career with the performance and his first by means of grappling since choking Kevin Randleman in PRIDE a little over 5 1/2 years ago.

Finally, Carlos Condit‘s comeback win over blue-chip prospect Rory MacDonald was announced as the event’s “Fight of the Night”. The former WEC welterweight title-holder emerged down on the judges’ scorecards after the bout’s opening ten minutes but was able to pound out a victory with less than ten seconds remaining in the third round.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    Cro Cop never armbarred anyone, come on thats why this site is going to shit. think before you post

  • Angry Mike says:

    Yeah, Cro Cop beat Randleman by guillotine choke and lost to ‘Nog by armbar, both in Pride. Nice to see Cro Cop get some bonus money, though. Getting dropped twice and still winning showed more fire than he’s shown since coming to UFC. Hopefully it’s a trend rather than a fluke.

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    Thanks for pointing out my mistake. Brain transposed the subs. Corrected.


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