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Sam Stout’s scintillating finish of Yves Edwards named UFC 131 “Knockout of the Night”

One of the more memorable moments of the UFC 131 weigh-ins on Friday involved veteran lightweight Yves Edwards sharing an Oreo Cookie with opponent Sam Stout after the two had stepped on the scale and made their marks. However, come showtime it was Edwards eating an offering from Stout in the form of a perfectly timed left hook. The strike resulted in devastating knockout win for the young Canadian in front of his countrymen as well as a “Knockout of the Night” distinction including an extra $70,000 on his paycheck.

Stout’s award was announced at the post-event press conference along with the other event-specific bonuses.

Taking home “Fight of the Night” for their combined efforts were Dave Herman and Jon Olav Einemo, both of whom were debuting under the UFC banner. The two heavyweights each exchanged a number of powerful blows with Herman ultimately getting the better of Einemo after landing a fight-ending sequence midway through the second stanza.

“Submission of the Night” went to Chris Weidman almost by default as the former All-American wrestler scored one of the two tapouts attached to tonight’s card. His standing Guillotine Choke of Jesse Bongfeldt improved the undefeated middleweight’s record to 6-0 and was the fourth finish of his career.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

11 COMMENTS
  • hindsightufuk says:

    damn good night of fighting, plus all the fights on the main card actually had implications on their respective divisions.
    One of the judges was clearly on some mighty fine bud last night, whoever scored Maia/Munoz and Kenny/Nunes fights 30-27 should be put down.
    first time in a while i’ve enjoyed a card top to bottom (except the Beltran/Rosa fight which was horrible in my opinion)
    I hope Einemo gets another fight, to put on a performance like that having not fought for 5 years is pretty amazing.
    Munoz needs another big fight now, i’m thinking Brian Stann, winner would get pushed straight to contender status.
    Same goes for both Stout and Cerrone, both need a step up against consistent top 10 guys
    and i think Kenny should have to fight Chad for a title shot

    did Arianny’s tits look bigger last night?

  • MCM says:

    Dave Hagen was the judge that gave the awful scores in the Omigawa and Maia fights. Nelson Hamilton was the idiot judge in the Florian fight. Both judges were judging from the Yellow corner. I don’t know if it was the tv screens or simple incompetence, but neither of these guys should be allowed to judge a fight again.

    I liked Einemo too. I think he’s too good to not get a second shot in the UFC. 6’6″ 260lbs, athletic and knows how to fight. Can’t see any reason to let him go.

    I like Munoz/Stann and Maia/Palhares.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    something i’ve wondered about judges, do they have monitors next to them? i know they can utilise replays for fouls etc from now on, but do they have monitors to watch the action when the fight is in a bad position for them to see? and if they do, do they get to see the between round replays that Zuffa decide to show? i always wondered if those replays could swing some decisions

  • hindsightufuk says:

    oh and just how bad was the Omigawa decision? didnt watch it but those who did seem to think he should have got the nod

  • YetiLee says:

    The judges don’t get the broadcast feed on the monitors, so they don’t get to see the replays. They can only see the action that is live, so they don’t have their opinion swayed.

  • MCM says:

    This last show was the first time that the judges got live feeds on monitors. That’s what is pissing so many people off, that even with monitors they screwed up this much.

  • YetiLee says:

    This last show wasn’t the first time the monitors were used, they have been used several times in the past. I was just saying they don’t see the same feed that we see watching at home, so while they can see the action on the monitors they don’t get to see the replays. Unless of course you were meaning that as of this past event they finally get the broadcast feed, but I could have sworn that for the athletic commission to approve the monitors they had to show a different feed without the replays, as to not potentially sway their judging.

  • Great show but I would’ve gave FOTN to Kenflo and Diego…any one of those fights could’ve earned that except Wagner and Cowboy.

    Yes Hinsight I noticed those knockers lookin bigger too.

  • edub says:

    hindsight- Absolutely terrible. Omigawa busted him up all fight, and IMO won all three rounds. I could see a way to give Elkins the first, but ot the second or third.

  • Rece Rock says:

    “Taking home “Fight of the Night” for their combined efforts were Dave Herman and Jon Olav Einemo, both of whom were debuting under the UFC banner. ”

    What a way to debut in the octagon… These guys should be sticking around a while.

  • elkymbo says:

    Arriany’s bewbs were definitely bigger.

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