The UFC’s focus on Saturday night was raising funds for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the Canadian Hero Fund. Promotion officials still rewarded of the fighters that put on outstanding performances in front of a hangar full of U.S. military personnel at Fort Hood in Texas.
UFC president Dana White announced that the UFC Fight For The Troops 2 post-fight awards on Saturday night netted each of the winners a $30,000 bonus.
Veteran Yves Edwards and Ultimate Fighter Season 12 alum Cody McKenzie walked away with the Fight of the Night honors for their performance on the preliminary portion of the card, streamed live on Facebook.com/UFC.
McKenzie and Edwards went back and forth over the course of the their fight, McKenzie looking like he might add another submission to his previously undefeated record filled with guillotine chokes. Edwards, however, turned the tables and choked McKenzie unconscious for the win, and the Submission of the Night bonus all packed into one.
If you’re keeping tabs, that’s an additional $60,000 for Edwards, on top of his fight purse.
There was some stiff competition for Knockout of the Night. The final three bouts were all finished by way of technical knockout.
It was main-eventer Melvin Guillard that took home the honors and the bonus check. Once he settled into a rhythm, Guillard started picking Evan Dunham apart. He blasted Dunham with a knee to the head, leaving him sprawled on the canvas.