Four men were awarded post-fight bonuses at UFC
145, as Ben
Browne, Eddie Yagin
Hominick each received $65,000 for their performances Saturday
night at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
Rothwell (Pictured, file photo) earned “Knockout of the Night” for
his first-round stoppage of Brendan
Schaub, and Browne took home “Submission of the Night” honors
after forcing Chad Griggs
to tap out to a first-round arm-triangle choke. Meanwhile, Yagin
and Hominick snatched “Fight of the Night” for their three-round
Rothwell weathered an early storm from “The Hybrid” in round one,
only to quickly turn the tables. With his back against the cage,
the International Fight League veteran unleashed a hard left hook
that clipped Schaub on the temple, dropping “The Ultimate Fighter”
Season 10 veteran and giving Rothwell his second UFC victory.
Browne came out with bad intentions in the evening’s final
undercard attraction, closing the distance on his undersized foe
and taking the Strikeforce veteran to the mat. Griggs had no answer
from his back, as “Hapa” effortlessly trapped his arm and locked up
the fight-ending choke. Though “The Grave Digger” held on as long
as he could, he succumbed to the pressure and tapped out
desperately at 2:29.
Yagin showed little respect for Hominick’s striking arsenal in the
early going, dropping the Canadian with a hard right hand in the
first frame. “The Machine” eventually escaped to his feet, but he
he would once again hit the canvas in the second round, courtesy of
a Yagin uppercut. While Hominick clearly took the third frame on
the strength of his accurate boxing, it was not enough to sway the
judges, and Yagin earned his first UFC victory via split decision
over the onetime featherweight title challenger.