Frankie Edgar, Joe Lauzon, Nam Phan, and Leonard Garcia were awarded $75,000 bonus checks for in-Octagon performances at UFC 136 in Houston on Saturday.
Knockout of the Night honors went to the lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar, for his fourth-round technical knockout of Gray Maynard in the main event. Maynard had Edgar in major trouble in the first round but Edgar came back in the second and finished in the fourth and took home an extra $75,000 for his efforts
Nam Phan and Leonard Garcia bagged Fight of the Night honors for their three-round war. Phan utilized his technical striking through the first two rounds to get up on the scorecards. Garcia came back in the final round setting a blistering pace. He landed a left hook that sent Phan to the canvas but was unable to finish. The rematch lived up to the hype and this time the judges got the scorecards right declaring Phan the winner by unanimous decision.
Joe Lauzon pulled the upset over Melvin Guillard to take home the Submission of the Night bonus money. Lauzon landed a left hand that stunned Guillard early. It was another left hand that made Guillard try to get the fight to the ground. Lauzon took his back and sunk in the rear naked choke forcing Guillard to tap out.
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