by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
The Ultimate Fighting Championship handed out $30,000 bonus check for UFC Fight Night 20 in their first Monday night event in Fairfax, Va to Gerald Harris, Evan Dunham, Aaron Simpson and Tom Lawlor.
Fight of the night went to Simpson and Lawlor who put on a three round war. Lawlor had Simpson in a lot of trouble in the first round, but Simpson switched up his mode of attack and squeaked out a split decision victory.
The Knockout of the Night award when to Gerald Harris who had the only finish by strikes. He TKO’d John Salter in the final round of their preliminary fight earning him a bonus check.
Submission of the Night went to undefeated Evan Dunham who handed Efrain Escudero his first loss. After facing adversity in the first round, Dunham took over the fight with his ground game and submitted Escudero in the third round with a transition from the back to a triangle before securing an arm and forcing Escudero to tap out from an arm bar.
Total bonus money for UFC Fight Night 20 was $120,000.