The Ultimate Fighting Championship reached a milestone with its first major event on network television on Saturday night in Anaheim, Calif. Several fighters delivered at UFC on Fox 1: Velasquez vs. dos Santos, earning $65,000 post-fight bonuses for their efforts.
Not surprisingly, the UFC on Fox Knockout of the Night award went to Junior dos Santos. The Brazilian heavyweight crushed Cain Velasquez in little more than a minute of their main event on Fox, dropping the now-former champ to the mat and swarming him with punches to end the fight.
The fight that seemingly all hardcore fans wanted to see on Fox, Benson Henderson vs. Clay Guida, did not fail to deliver. The two fighters in the UFC most known for their bombastic, energetic styles, came through and went toe-to-toe, submission-for-submission, and punch-for-punch for 15 minutes. Their efforts scored both fighters a $65,000 bonus for Fight of the Night.
Chicagoan Ricardo Lamas has now strung together back-to-back victories in his new home of the featherweight division. His second-round submission of Cub Swanson also scored him the UFC on Fox Submission of the Night bonus.