by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
A six-figure contract with the most prominent fighting organization in the world wasn’t enough for the latest Ultimate Fighter. Roy Nelson captured Knockout of the Night honors too.
Though most bets for Nelson to win an award – aside from the Ultimate Fighter designation – would have been on Submission of the Night, the former International Fight League heavyweight champion surprised many by knocking out former NFL player Brendan Schaub at Saturday night’s Ultimate Fighter season 10 finale.
Nelson took home a bonus check for $25,000 to accompany the trophy for winning the reality show.
Mark Bocek submitted Joe Brammer with a rear naked choke in the event’s opening bout to score the Submission of the Night award and bonus. The fight occurred on the preliminary card, but was shown on the Spike TV telecast when time opened up due to several fast finishes.
In a back-and-forth lightweight battle, Frankie Edgar defeated Matt Veach, also with a rear naked choke. Designated the Fight of the Night, each earned a $25,000 bonus check for their efforts.