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.
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