The Ultimate Fighting Championship made its FX Network debut on Friday night with several UFC on FX 1: Guillard vs. Miller fighters giving officials several options to choose from for the company’s usual post-fight bonuses.
Almost any of the fights on the main card was worthy of Fight of the Night, but it was the show opener between Pat Barry and Christian Morecraft that took home the honors. Morecraft came close to locking on a submission on several occasions, but in the end, it was Barry that found the power in his hands, putting Morecraft down and out. And all of that took place in three minutes and 38 seconds.
It was no surprise, although there were several submissions to choose from, that main eventer Jim Miller was the one that scored the Submission of the Night. He got rocked early by Melvin Guillard, but survived long enough to find a way to take the fight into his world on the mat. Once there, he pressed Guillard, took his back, and secured a python-like rear naked choke for the finish… and $45,000.
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