UFC Fight Night 32 Fighter Bonuses: Belfort Lands Bonus with Knockout of Henderson

November 9, 2013
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36-Vitor-Belfort-UFC126w_5168-478x270The Ultimate Fighting Championship handed out $50,000 performance-based bonuses following UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Brazil, on Saturday.

Vitor Belfort, Adriano Martins, Omari Akhmedov and Thiago Perpetuo took home the bonus money.

Knockout of the Night came in the main event of the evening between former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort and former two-division Pride titleholder Dan Henderson.

Belfort avenged a previous loss to Henderson in 2006 by becoming the first man to ever finish Henderson with strikes. Henderson tried to close the distance and Belfort met him with a short left hand that knocked Henderson down. Henderson battled to get back to his feet only to be hit with a high kick to the head that sent him crashing back to the canvas, ending the fight.

It was Belfort’s third finish in a row by a kick.

Submission of the Night honors went to preliminary fighter Adriano Martins for his straight armbar submission of Daron Cruickshank. Martins got the fight to the ground and isolated an arm. He set up a Kimura and then extended the arm in an armbar that forced Cruickshank to tap out.

Fight of the Night was awarded to Omari Akhmedov and Thiago Perpetuo. Perpetuo hurt Akhmedov early, but was unable to put the Brazilian away. Perpetuo stunned Akhmedov again and rushed in looking for the finish, but walked into a right hand that knocked him down. Akhmedov delivered another right hand that rendered Perpetuo unconscious.

The fighter bonuses for UFC Fight Night 32 totaled $200,000.

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  • Bored

    Belfort should just get a another shot at the MW title. Silva is most likely going to be serious (hands up) and demolish weidman . Belfort is probably IMO the only threat to silva.

  • faris

    different results when it competes in the usa

  • Maddawgmar

    I think there should be two KO of the Night awards, cuz Jeremy Stephens KO was cleaner, and he actually put the guy to sleep.

    • shakejunt

      you must’ve missed the main event, dan was dreamin too.

      • Maddawgmar

        No I watched it. Your right he was out, but Jason was a sleep.

        • Genkakuzai

          Stephens should’ve gotten KO of the Night, no doubt.

    • solo

      No, im glad Jeremy didnt get KO bonus, cause he punched him haaard after Jason was clearly out. And thats the 2nd time hes done that!

      • Maddawgmar

        That’s the name of the game, you don’t stop until the ref pulls you off. It when you go after the ref tries to pull you it’s dirty. Just ask Dan Henderson when he KO’d Bisping. It’s different when Palhares held his sub three seconds after the ref tried to pull him off, Stephens stopped the second the ref touched him.

        • solo

          Yea of course. But theres also fights when a fighter gets away from his opponent even before judge comes to stop it cause he sees that he’s clearly out. It happened bunch of times. I like seeing that side more. But i guess its in the heat of the moment, some can control it, some cant.

          Dan did that to Bisping in puprose just to shut him up a little bit as he said it afterwards cause of their bad blood and all. He knew Bisping was out cold before that second shot.

          Are you new here? I didnt see you posting comments before…

          • Maddawgmar

            No, I’ve been on here since about 2009.

            I generally agree I like ppl who stop themselves, but can understand people not really knowing and make sure.

          • solo

            Cool. What do you think about 167? GSP or Hendricks? How do you see fight play out? Im sooo pumped for that fight!

          • Maddawgmar

            I see GSP winning by boring jab fest. Hendricks trying to get takedowns and GSP using his wrestling in reverse. Then playing the matador.