Rising Brazilian star Charles Oliveira, who made his UFC debut on Sunday after racking up a 12-0 record on smaller shows, took home ”Submission of the Night”, as well as an extra $40,000 for the award, after securing an armbar against opponent Darren Elkins less than a minute into the first round of their bout.
Meanwhile, Takanori Gomi earned “Knockout of the Night” (and 40k) after leveling Tyson Griffin in their fight’s first frame. The devastating right hook he delivered en route to the win not only resulted in Gomi’s first victory in the UFC but also the first time Griffin had been finished in his 18-fight career.
Finally, Brian Stann’s comeback win over Mike Massenzio was named ”Fight of the Night” and netted both men an additional $40,000 of pay. The former Marine, believed to have lost the first two rounds of the bout, was able to lock in a triangle-choke with a few minutes left in the fight and procured the tap-out as a result. The submission was the first of Stann’s career.
The above bonus information was announced at the post-event press conference and reported by Sherdog.