Four men walked away from the UFC’s final event of 2012 with an extra $65,000, as Jim Miller, Joe Lauzon, Todd Duffee and John Moraga each pocketed post-fight bonuses at UFC 155.

Miller and Lauzon shared “Fight of the Night” for their bloody lightweight battle, while Duffee and Moraga earned “Knockout of the Night” and “Submission of the Night” honors for their respective finishes of Philip De Fries and Chris Cariaso.

Saturday night’s event took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and was highlighted by a masterful performance by Cain Velasquez in the main event. The American Kickboxing Academy standout dominated Junior dos Santos to close the pay-per-view broadcast, taking a one-sided unanimous decision to recapture the UFC heavyweight title.

Miller and Lauzon also impressed in the co-headliner, with Miller badly lacerating the Massachusetts native with a series of standing elbow strikes in round one. Though Miller would consistently get the better of “J-Lau” throughout the violent three-round affair, Lauzon proved game, even threatening to finish the bout with a leglock after scoring a beautiful scissor takedown in the waning seconds of round three.

Duffee’s return to the Octagon was a dominant one, as the agile heavyweight quickly disposed of British grappler De Fries, taking his foe out in just 2:04. Duffee, 27, put De Fries on his heels in the bout’s opening moments with a series of hard rights and did not hesitate in his pursuit of the finish, sealing the deal with a final heavy uppercut that forced referee Yves Lavigne to step in and halt the bout.

Moraga earned his second consecutive Octagon win in his competitive bout with the highly-regarded Cariaso, battling tit-for-tat with his outsized foe for more than 10 minutes before locking up a crushing power guillotine that forced “Kamikaze” to tap out just 71 seconds into the final frame.

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