Three men walked away from UFC
158 with an additional $50,000 on Saturday night, as Johny
Condit and Jake
Ellenberger were awarded post-fight bonuses.
Condit and Hendricks took home “Fight of the Night” honors for
their exciting welterweight co-headliner, while Ellenberger earned
“Knockout of the Night” for his first-round finish of Nate
Marquardt. Since no fights ended via submission, no “Submission
of the Night” bonus was handed out.
UFC 158 took place at Bell Centre in Montreal and saw UFC
welterweight king Georges St.
Pierre retain his title in a five-round unanimous decision
victory over ex-Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz.
Ellenberger, 27, engaged Marquardt on equal ground early in their
main card affair, looking to find a home for his well-documented
punching power while “The Great” chipped away with kicks to
Ellenberger’s legs and body. “The Juggernaut” finally found his
mark midway through the frame, catching the former King of Pancrase
with a solid combination that dropped Marquardt to his knees, where
his lights were then quickly turned out with a hard right hand to
Hendricks let his intentions be known right off the bat in his
pivotal showdown with Condit, using his heavy left hook to
aggressively pursue “The Natural Born Killer” in the first two
frames while periodically planting Condit on the mat with
takedowns. Though Condit put forth a great effort throughout the
contest and rallied in the third frame, it was ultimately Hendricks
who found himself the new No. 1 contender when the judges’ scores