UFC Fight for the Troops 3 Fighter Bonuses: Tim Kennedy Leads the Charge

November 6, 2013
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UFCTroops3-Tim-KennedyFor outstanding performances at UFC Fight for the Troops 3, Tim Kennedy, Michael Chiesa, Rustam Khabilov, and Jorge Masvidal took home fight night bonuses on Wednesday night. The fighters took home an additional $50,000 for their efforts during the event, which took place at Fort Campbell Army Base in Fort Campbell, Ky.

For finishing Rafael Natal in the main event, Kennedy earned the Knockout of the Night with a highlight reel finish. The military veteran scored the knockout with punches at 4:40 of the first round.

Nabbing the Submission of the Night was Chiesa, who finished Colton Smith in the second round of their main card fight. The Ultimate Fighter 15 winner locked on a rear-naked choke, finishing the contest at the 1:41 mark of the round.

The Fight of the Night went to Khabilov and Masvidal for their main card showcasing. UFC president Dana White said during the post-fight news conference that many of the evening’s matches were well fought, making it difficult to select the outstanding fight. Masvidal and Khabilov, however, did well enough to stick out most to the UFC boss in a match that Khabilov won by unanimous decision.

The total amount of bonuses handed out by the UFC was $200,000.

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  • Texas beast

    Masvidal won 29-28. Takedowns by Rustam lead to nothing and did no damage. Masvidal had him on aggression, Octagon control and better striking the first two rounds. KO should have gone to the kid who KOd Yves. That was a surprise out of nowhere KO.

    • Maddawgmar

      What fight were you watching? Rustam won the stand up in all three rounds, he landed more and harder. You are right, the takedowns didn’t do much, but all Masvidal had was aggression.

      • Shakir Hanifa

        Cant agree more!! Masvidal got too cocky and Rustam fought his fight. Yes he couldn’t take him down and i was very surprise by that. I was waiting for the suplex’s. Still he won the fight on the feet. He could have finished the fight after he landed that kick, if he started pouring punches on the floor. I think Rustam was trying to get the submission of the night by try to submit him. That was my take on it.

  • Maddawgmar

    FOTN I felt should have gone to Bermudez/Siler. It was a little more exciting.

  • Danny boy

    Just look at the damaged he done. the russian earned fotn.

  • jake snod

    Tim Kennedy belongs in Washington DC in public office. A man of honor and trustworthy.