UFC Fight Night 28 Fighter Bonuses: Glover Teixeira Takes Top Honors with KO of the Night


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

07-Glover Teixeira UFC on Fox 6 weigh 3277The UFC returned to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on Wednesday, and with numerous finishes and gutsy performances, there were plenty of options for the UFC Fight Night 28 post-fight awards.

UFC officials, however, quickly narrowed it down and handed out $50,000 fighter bonuses to four deserving athletes.

UFC president Dana White announced the bonuses immediately following the fights.

Not surprisingly, main eventer Glover Teixeira scored the Knockout of the Night bonus for his first-round stoppage of Ryan Bader.

Bader made it interesting, rocking Teixeira early, but the Brazilian fired back with a vengeance, taking Bader out, and making himself the consensus choice for the next shot at the UFC light heavyweight championship.

UFC newcomer Poland’s Piotr Hallmann was on the verge of defeat against Brazilian Francisco Trinaldo in their main card match-up, but he somehow survived some crushing body kicks in the opening round. He found a Kimura in round two and wouldn’t let go until Trinaldo gave in, earning the Submission of the Night honors.

The Fight of the Night was awarded to another pair of main eventers in Rafael “Sapo” Natal and Tor Troeng.

Natal looked like he would finish the fight on numerous occasions, but Troeng displayed an amazing degree of toughness to survive the full three rounds. Natal took home a unanimous decision victory, but they both go home with an extra $50,000.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 11 days ago
  • 50 views

If all the hype that preceded UFC Fight Night 46 got to Irish star Conor McGregor, he certainly didn't show it. McGregor's performance against Brazilian Diego Brandao at the O2 Arena in Dublin was not only cool and methodical, but it was good enough for the UFC to award him a Performance of the Night bonus check for $50,000.
McGregor finished Brandao in the first round via TKO (strikes), as the decibel level shook to 111 inside the arena.
McGregor blossomed into a star not only in his native Ire more

  • 20 days ago
  • 56 views

Just a few days after a bonus-winning KO in his debut, Rob Font has been booked again with no delays and will meet Chris Beal in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 50 in Connecticut.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more

  • 15 days ago
  • 20 views

Edson Barboza is one of the most prolific kickers in the lightweight division, but UFC Fight Night 45 opponent Evan Dunham isn’t flustered in the slightest.Filed under: News, UFC more

  • 15 days ago
  • 21 views

“The Ultimate Fighter 8? winner Efrain Escudero is once again back in the UFC.Filed under: News, UFC more

  • 14 days ago
  • 20 views

The lone flyweight bout at UFC Fight Night “Cerrone vs. Miller,” John Lineker versus Alptekin Ozkilic, earned both fighters an extra $50,000 for their battle during the main card on Fox Sports 1. more

  • 14 days ago
  • 18 views

Performance of the Night—No. 1: Donald Cerrone
Donald Cerrone winning Performance of the Night is no surprise. He turned it up late in the first round and had Miller in trouble, then he carried that momentum into the second. After landing a few solid body shots Miller's hands started to drop, and Cerrone capitalized with a head kick. He landed a few more shots on the ground and earned the finish at 3:31 of the second round.
This is Cerrone's fourth consecutive post-fight bonus, and in addition h more

  • 14 days ago
  • 60 views

Jessamyn Duke suffered a devastating defeat at UFC Fight Night 45 and also a pretty gruesome-looking injury.
The fighter posted an X-ray of the injury on her Instagram account. It's easy to see that it doesn't look like Duke will be stepping in the cage anytime soon. Despite the injury and the loss, Duke posted the image with a bit of humor.
"Prefight interview I said@lesliesmithmma had a brick head & could take a lot of punishment. Karma. #ufcfightnight45 #gunclub," wrote Duke.
Duke was coming more

  • 13 days ago
  • 33 views

Matchmaking usually isn't so easy when it comes to people at the top of their divisions. You have to balance out fighters who have an idea of who they want and don't want to face. You have to balance out matches that make sense in building contenders for a title opportunity with matches that fans would want to see. And there are always timing issues. This week, we saw two different examples of that. A fight with Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov would have made sense this month, since both more

  • 12 days ago
  • 34 views

UFC Fight Night 46 was originally supposed to feature a grudge-match between Conor McGregor and Cole Miller. It ended up with a grudge-match between McGregor and Diego Brandao. more