by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
The Ultimate Fighting Championship took Minnesota by storm on Saturday night with an unbelievable array of exciting fights, closing out the show with welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre winning a unanimous decision over top contender, Jon Fitch.
After a 5 round war between champion and challenged, St. Pierre and Fitch picked up Fight of the Night honors at UFC 87 and each fighter picked up a $60,000 bonus for their efforts in the championship affair.
Following his toughest test to date in the Octagon, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Demian Maia won the Submission of the Night for his third round rear naked choke win over Canadian, Jason MacDonald.
Knockout of the Night went to former “Ultimate Fighter” season 5 competitor, Rob Emerson, who finished off his former housemate, Manny Gamburyan in only 12 seconds en route to a devastating finish.
Both Maia and Emerson also earned an additional $60,000 payday bonus for their award winning performances.
UFC 87 FIGHT OF THE NIGHT:
-Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch
UFC 87 KNOCKOUT OF THE NIGHT:
UFC 87 SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT: