UFC on Fuel TV 10 Fighter Bonuses: It’s a Silva Sweep of the Post-Fight Awards

June 9, 2013
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Thiago Silva at UFC 108The UFC handed out its usual $50,000 post-fight bonuses on Saturday night following UFC on Fuel TV 10: Nogueira vs. Werdum in Fortaleza, Brazil.

It was an all-out Silva sweep.

Light heavyweight Thiago Silva was the night’s biggest bonus winner, taking home two post-fight awards.

Former Strikeforce champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante looked early on like he might have Silva’s number, but as Feijao peppered him with strikes, Silva remained calm, biding his time.

Silva flipped the switch late in the first round, dropping Feijao with an uppercut, getting back on the winning track after a tough couple of years. The victory earned Silva the Knockout of the Night award with the two fighters sharing Fight of the Night honors.

Welterweight prospect Erick Silva took home the Submission of the Night bonus with his quick work of fellow UFC veteran Jason High. High tried to take Silva down, but the Brazilian turned the tables, took High’s back, and then slid off for an armbar finish… all in the first 71 seconds of the fight.

The UFC handed out a total of $200,000 in post-fight award bonuses.

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  • julian moran

    Tapping Nogueira in the first round is a bigger accomplishment then tapping Jason High.

    • Timothy Malone

      Well the only guy to ever do that, Frank Mir, got the submission of the night bonus at that event. Maybe Werdum would have gotten it if he finished Nogueira in the first 😉

      • julian moran


    • Alex Stanford

      Did you see how nog moved? He looked like crap both standing and on the ground. I was much more impressed with silva. Nog is just too slow and predictable these days.

      • ned sto

        He’s also got a terrible habit of giving up position for a half-ass guillotine attempt. That’s what got his arm broke against Mir, and that’s what got him in trouble in the First round against Werdum, and ultimately led to his loss by armbar in the second.

      • julian moran

        I thought he fought well. He was his usual confident self.. gave up positions for sub attempts that would have worked against most hw, just not against Werdum.
        He should have kept it standing with Werdum. Werdum knew it was his only chance of losing so was avoiding the striking.

        • Alex Stanford

          He walked forward like a zombie the whole fight. His hands were low, and he had zero head movement. Werdum was actually winning the stand up. It’s just that he doesn’t like to get hit. Nog let werdum hit him way to much in their scrambles, and he still fights like he is invulnerable. But he’s not anymore. His chin is busted and his game has grown stale. He was my idol in pride, but he needs to hang it up.

    • julian moran

      I meant 2nd…

      • Cereal Killer

        Nog is done. He’s going out like Fedor. You were great, too many fights and too slow now. I don’t see this as a big win for Werdum.

  • Scott H

    They gave Silva the bonuses so when he fails his pisstest, they can take the money back.