The Ultimate Fighting Championship landed in Sweden for the first time on Saturday with UFC on Fuel TV 2: Gustafsson vs. Silva at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm.
There were several finishes and battles for UFC officials to choose from for the typical post-fight awards and bonuses, but they narrowed it down. UFC president Dana White announced the bonuses shortly after the event, with the winners receiving $50,000 each for their efforts.
Not surprisingly, Brad Pickett and Damacio Page scored the Fight of the Night bonus, as they both put everything on the line the entire time of their main card opening bout.
It was Pickett that finally took advantage of a downed Page, taking his back for a submission victory, but each took home a bonus check.
Also not surprising was Siyar Bahadurzada’s Knockout of the Night bonus for his 42-second leveling of highly regarded welterweight Paulo Thiago. It was the Afghani’s first fight in the Octagon, and he left a memorable impression both on fans and Thiago.
There were several submission finishes to choose from on Saturday, but it was John Maguire’s armbar finish of DaMarques Johnson that scored the Submission of the Night honors.