Lightweight Gabe Ruediger drew a few eyes and ears this past week when presenting Joe Lauzon with a cake during their face off at the UFC 118 weigh-ins. As it turns out, the baked good might make for an appropriate dessert for Lauzon after the Massachusetts native feasted on Ruediger’s arm a few minutes into their Boston-based bout. Lauzon not only took home “Submission of the Night” for his highlight-reel worthy armbar but also pocketed $60,000 for the honor.
News of the bonus was announced at the post-event press conference.
Also earning sixty thousand dollars for their performances at UFC 118 were welterweights Nate Diaz and Marcus Davis. Their main card scrap, which featured bloody brawling and a last-minute finish by Diaz, was labeled the show’s “Fight of the Night”.
Understandably, no “Knockout of the Night” was named as the card did not feature a single separation from consciousness (at least by strikes).