Four men walked away from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with $70,000 apiece in post-fight bonuses following UFC 130 “Jackson vs. Hamill.”

Lightweight powerhouse Gleison Tibau (Pictured; file photo) earned “Submission of the Night” honors for his victory over Rafaello Oliveira, while Travis Browne took home “Knockout of the Night” after blasting Stefan Struve in their heavyweight affair. “Fight of the Night” went to middleweights Brian Stann and Jorge Santiago, whose scrap ended via knockout when the American caught the returning Santiago with a right cross behind the ear.

Tibau secured his bonus check when he found the throat of Oliveira exposed in the second round of their 155-pound contest. Following a competitive first frame, the muscled Brazilian secured the back of his thinner countryman, sinking his hooks and pounding away at the ears and jaw of Oliveira. Tibau used the strikes to set up a textbook rear-naked choke, forcing Oliveira to tap at 3:28 of round two.

Browne handed Struve the third loss of his career in spectacular fashion, as the Hawaii native countered a kick from the Dutch “Skyscraper” with a colossal right straight. The punch snapped back Struve’s head back and sent him freefalling toward the canvas. Browne attempted to follow up on the ground, but any further violence was unnecessary, as Struve lost consciousness before he hit the floor.

The first frame of Stann and Santiago’s 185-pound clash was evenly matched until the former U.S. Marine clipped the ex-Sengoku champ with a leaping left hook that sent Santiago reeling to the mat. Though the Brazilian immediately shot for a takedown, Stann finished the round on top, pounding away with punches. Round two saw both men again exchange standing before Stann landed the fight-ending right hand that buckled Santiago’s knees and forced referee Herb Dean to intervene.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

UFC 187 Official with Two World Title Fights Headlining | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 6 views

On Memorial Day Weekend, two world title fights headline UFC 187 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Champions Jon Jones and Chris Weidman put their titles on the line. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 62 bonuses: Four fighters pocket performance bonuses

  • 6 days ago
  • 3 views

Kevin Souza, Gilbert Burns, Freddy Serano and Godofredo Pepey all won performance bonuses for their efforts on Saturday night. While the UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare event was one of the UFC wea read news >>

UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano post-fight press conference, bonuses, analysis, winners, injuries, gate, payouts and more Bl

  • 27 days ago
  • 30 views

Check out Bloody Elbow's expansive coverage from the fallout of UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano in Los Angeles, CA. It's pretty hard to say that Ronda Rousey isn't the most dominant champion in the UFC r read news >>

UFC 184 bonuses: Of course Ronda Rousey won $50,000. But who joined her?

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

LOS ANGELES – Ronda Rousey earned a $50,000 bonus for her 14-second submission of Cat Zingano at Saturday’s UFC 184 event. Who else picked up extra checks?Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 184 bonuses: Ronda Rousey, Jake Ellenberger and more bank an extra $50,000 each

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

Mo money, mo problems ... The dust has barely settled on UFC 184: "Rousey vs. Zingano" from Los Angeles, Calif., which means it's time to honor those select fighters who went above and beyond in thei read news >>

UFC 184 post-fight bonuses: Rousey pockets $50,000 for record-breaking submission win

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Tony Ferguson, Jake Ellenberger and Tim Means all won $50,000 performance bonuses on Saturday night. Although UFC 184 was a fight card that suffered signif read news >>

UFC 184 bonuses: Ronda Rousey takes home extra $50,000 for quick finish of Cat Zingano

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

It was billed as one of the the biggest nights in women's MMA history. And it ended up being a pretty lucrative one for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Not only did Rousey turn in another dom read news >>

UFC 184 Fighter Bonuses: Ronda Rousey a Bonus No-Brainer | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

Ronda Rousey's record-setting submission was a no-brainer for the UFC 184 fighter bonuses, but three other fighters joined her. read news >>

UFC 184 Results: Recapping Fight Bonuses from Rousey vs. Zingano Fight Card

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC 184 gave us some great performances, but who walked away with some extra cash? UFC President Dana White stepped up to the mic at the post-fight press conference to announce the selected fighters read news >>