each took home an extra $55,000 for their work at
on Saturday night.
Featherweight fan-favorite Jung earned “Submission of the Night”
for his second-round finish of Leonard
Garcia; Hendricks took “Knockout of the Night” with a
first-round stoppage of Anthony
Waldburger; and McDonald and Figueroa shared “Fight of the
Night” honors for their three-round thriller inside Seattle’s
Jung’s bonus was all but guaranteed after he forced Garcia to tap
out to the first twister submission in UFC history. Through
one-and-a-half rounds, the “Korean Zombie” and the “Bad Boy”
remained neck-and-neck, slinging leather just as they had in their
initial April 2010 meeting. After Garcia slipped on a kick late in
the second, however, Jung seized his opportunity. Taking Garcia’s
back, Jung first hunted for a rear-naked choke and then switched to
the neck crank maneuver. Garcia surrendered at 4:59 of the second
round, with only one second left on the clock.
“I’ve been watching Eddie Bravo’s videos on YouTube for a long
time,” Jung said in his post-fight interview. “I kept saying in
Korean Top Team that I was going to do the twister in the UFC
Hendricks got back on track following the first defeat of his
career, halting Waldburger just 95 seconds into their welterweight
bout. A vicious left hand from former Oklahoma State wrestling
standout Hendricks collapsed the Texan, forcing referee Mario
Yamasaki into action.
Bantamweights McDonald and Figueroa stole the show with their
preliminary contest, which saw “Mayday” throw myriad submission
attempts at Figueroa in what was both men’s Octagon debut. Figueroa
slipped free of rear-naked chokes, triangles and armbars from the
20-year-old prospect, but in the end, McDonald’s takedowns and
impressive ground work was enough to earn him a unanimous nod.Reader comments are active below. Chime in with an opinion or
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