The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday night for UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot, handing out $40,000 fighter bonuses to the post-fight award winners.
The Knockout of the Night bonus couldn’t have been any clearer. After nearly getting finished in the first round, The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 runner-up Michael Johnson stormed out of the gate in round two, knocking Danny Castillo unconscious. Johnson notched his third consecutive victory and pocketed an extra $40,000 for his performance.
Justin Edwards also made it a fairly easy pick for Submission of the Night. As Josh Neer tried for a takedown early in their fight, Edwards locked on an arm-in guillotine choke, quickly locked it up, and put Neer to sleep.
Diego Nunes, finding a new fire in his belly, and Bart Palaszewski fought tooth and nail in the second preliminary bout of the night. They lit a fire under the Minneapolis crowd and were rewarded by UFC officials with the Fight of the Night. Palaszewski landed on the losing end of the decision, but both took home a bonus check.
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