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Undercard competitors steal show at UFC 149 with bonus-winning performances

Though last night’s main card at UFC 149 may have invited a chorus of boos throughout based on the relative lack of action, the evening’s preliminary pairings delivered a dose of much-needed entertainment to the otherwise forgettable event. As such, a number of fighters who weren’t fortunate enough to grace the PPV portion ended up coming away with bonuses related specifically to their showings.

Knockout of the Night, understandably, went to Ryan Jimmo for his seven-second stoppage of Anthony Perosh. The finish tied the organization’s record for fastest ever, improving the former MFC champion’s overall record to 17-1 along the way. Jimmo was awarded $65,000 for the distinction.

Another $65,000 went to Matt Riddle for his slick Arm-Triangle Choke against Chris Clements, as the technique was handed Submission of the Night honors. The move marked the first tap-out victory of Riddle’s young career and was his second consecutive win inside the company’s eight-sided cage.

Finally, Fight of the Night (and $65,000 for each competitor) was attached to an exciting effort from Bryan Caraway-Mitch Gagnon. The two went back and forth for more than two rounds including some smooth grappling exchanges and Caraway overcoming a number of stiff shots on the ground to eventually lock up a Rear-Naked Choke in the third to seal up his success in the scrap.


  • hindsightufuk says:

    i actually agree with those for a change.
    Perosh should have got an award for best KO face since Rashad.
    Francisco Rivera looked really good, he needs a step up now
    Carvalho’s KO was nice also
    prelims were great to watch, instead of bitching about the main card Dana should have given bonuses to every single prelim fighter. except for Nick Ring and the beardy guy, who are both as pointless as the first three fights on the main card.

    couple things, i try to ignore a lot of what commentators say cos i know Joe Rogan is there is a UFC puppet to pump up the brand, but fuck he talks utter shite at times.
    his one comment while talking to Dana really wound me up
    ‘there are not many world class fighters left outside of the UFC, Hector Lombard is one of the last’

    fucking baldy little baby Dana prick. HE knows thats bullshit, so why does he say it? how long a list can i think of of fighters who are not just world class, but who are sub top 20 who would have made last nights card immeasurably better.
    I fucking hate the Zuffa promotion machine, saying shit like that makes me wanna see these PPV cards fail


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