UFC on Fox 5 Fight Bonuses Net Big Payday for Scott Jorgensen

December 8, 2012
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Scott JorgensenThe Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday returned to Seattle for UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz. The fighters on the card must have been just as excited as company president Dana White because they delivered action in spades, giving the boss numerous options for post-fight bonuses.

Those fighters that did capture the post-fight honors were rewarded with $65,000 each for their efforts.

The fight of the night honors went to the first fight on the card, the Facebook streamed bout between Scott Jorgensen and John Albert.

The fight looked as though it was going Albert’s way when he locked on a triangle choke. Jorgensen escaped, got caught again, but escaped again, and then turned the tables with a modified grip rear naked choke in the waning moments of the first round.

Jorgensen squeezed with all his might, Albert finally submitting just milliseconds before the horn sounded.

The back-and-forth battle netted the two Fight of the Night honors, but the finish also earned Jorgensen the Submission of the Night, as well.

The Knockout of the Night went to a veteran that is no stranger to knocking his opposition out and has been competing for a decade and a half.

Everyone was watching for Jeremy Stephens’ knockout power, but it was 36-year-old Yves Edwards that was patient, waiting to counter, and eventually landed a right hook to the jaw that floored Stephens. Edwards dropped down and finished him off with a couple of well placed elbows to the face, scoring the Knockout of the Night and a $65,000 bonus check.

The official UFC on Fox 5 post-fight bonuses were issued to the tune of $260,000 total on Saturday night in Seattle.

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  • Madmmax

    Daron Cruickshank for KO of the night. That head kick was sick!

    • Kris-tyahn

      Yeah I completely agree. WTF, who picks these bonuses anyway, a blind monkey?!? If anything, they should have given two KO’s of the night, they’ve done it before & this event should have been no different. This event was possibly one of the best events in years, from the under card fights to the main event, had a bit of everthing. This is what MMA/UFC was producing back in 2009 & 2010 when they were setting records for attendance & PPV buys etc.
      BTW: Cruickshank had hands down KO of the night, a head kick is way better than a punch, when it comes to a KO of the night. IMHO

  • Timothy Malone

    Love that the Jorgensen v Albert fight got FOTN but Cruickshank was robbed on the KO

  • BobLemons

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? How was that KO better than Cruickshanks? What a robbery,

  • jmgatskiejr

    Definitely a lifetime achievement bonus for Yves cause Cruickshank’s kick was just a ridiculous text book KO and will be on highlight reels for years.