– UFC HANDS DOWN $40,000 BONUSES IN IRELAND

by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
Following a second show in the country of Ireland, the UFC handed down numerous bonuses to several competitors on the card, including 2 “Fight of the Night” awards.

The first award for Fight of the Night went to “The Irish Hand Grenade” Marcus Davis and Chris “Lights Out” Lytle for a back and forth battle that saw the two welterweights go to war just as promised.

The 2nd Fight of the Night bonus were handed to former Pride middleweight Grand Prix winner, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and UFC Hall of Famer, Mark “The Hammer” Coleman, for their bout that ended in the third round after a back and forth affair throughout.

Submission of the Night was handed to Alan Belcher, who while a heavy underdog heading into his fight, caught veteran fighter Denis Kang with a guillotine towards the end of the 2nd round causing a tap out.

Denis Siver kicked off the night in Ireland with a bang as he knocked out Nate Mohr in his return bout after major knee surgery. The ending earned Siver the Knockout of the Night honor for UFC 93.

All of the fighters awarded bonuses for the event were given $40,000 for their efforts.