Shane Carwin not only walked away with the interim UFC heavyweight title and a shot at current champion Brock Lesnar’s title in July, he also earned the Knockout of the Night bonus of $65,000.
He devastated former champion Frank Mir with uppercuts, dropping him to the mat, before following him down with several more blows that ended the fight in devastating fashion.
Lightweight contender Kurt Pellegrino racked up his fourth straight victory by submitting Fabricio Camoes at UFC 111. He escaped a near submission in the early moments of the fight, but turned the tide and cinched on a fight ending rear naked choke on the Royler Gracie trained Camoes in round two. The submission scored him a $65,000 bonus check of his own for Submission of the Night.
The Fight of the Night went to two upstarts in the promotion, Jared Hamman and Rodney Wallace, who battled it out on the preliminary portion of the fight card. The two put on an exciting back and forth battle with Hamman using his striking to edge out a unanimous decision. However, Hamman and Wallace each go home with an extra $65,000 for their efforts.