UFC on Versus 5 took place in Milwaukee on Sunday night with a fight card chalk full of finishes and exciting fights that left UFC officials with some difficult choices for the usual post-fight awards and bonuses.
After a blistering fight between main eventers Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle – which also served as Lytle’s retirement party – it was almost a no-brainer that the two would get the Fight of the Night.
There was some stiff competition, but Lytle went out big, also scoring the Submission of the Night.
After banging it out for nearly three full rounds, going toe-to-toe with Hardy, Lytle took advantage of a Hardy takedown attempt, locking on a guillotine choke that ended the Brit’s night.
Lytle walked away from the night and his career scoring some major extras, earning $65,000 each for the Fight of the Night bonus and the Submission of the Night bonus, and earned a 2012 Softail Blackline motorcycle from Harley Davidson for the win.
Hardy scored a $65,000 bonus for his part in the fight and a promise from UFC co-owner and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta that, despite his fourth consecutive loss, he would not get the axe.
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, a notorious slow starter, didn’t waste much time on Sunday night, landing a hook punch and a knee to put Charles Oliveira on the mat. He then swarmed Oliveira, putting him out via TKO three minutes into the opening round to secure the $65,000 Knockout of Night bonus.