UFC on FX 2 Bonuses: Kampmann, Benavidez, Johnson, McCall Earn $50,000


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

Four men walked away from UFC on FX 2 on Friday night with an additional $50,000 to their credit, as Martin Kampmann, Joseph Benavidez, Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall each netted post-fight bonuses at the Allphones Arena in Sydney.

Kampmann took home “Submission of the Night” for his come-from-behind victory over Thiago Alves in the welterweight main event, and Benavidez grabbed “Knockout of the Night” after flattening Yoshihiro Urushitani in their flyweight tournament semifinal. Meanwhile, another pair of 125-pound talents also got in on the fun, as Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall earned “Fight of the Night” honors after three rounds of back-and-forth action.

Alves controlled the majority of the headliner, with the exception of a few tense moments in the first round, during which Kampmann cracked him with a sharp front kick to the jaw and followed up with punch combinations. Round two saw the Brazilian land several clean shots to the Dane’s mug, and the third stanza brought more of the same. As time wore down, “Pitbull” stunned his foe with a clean blow and pursued him against the cage, beginning a barrage of strikes before inexplicably executing a takedown. Kampmann locked on to an arm-in guillotine, rolled Alves over, and applied the needed leverage to garner the submission at 4:12 of the final frame.

A former WEC bantamweight title challenger, Benavidez showed why he is the favorite in many observers’ eyes to win the four-man flyweight tournament. The Team Alpha Male representative scored a first-round takedown on Urushitani and proceeded to pass into mount and eventually take his foe’s back. Round two would last just 11 seconds, as the American buckled his Japanese counterpart with a hard counter right hook and finished the job with ground-and-pound.

After a hard-fought first round that saw both Johnson and McCall produce effective offense, “Mighty Mouse” appeared to get the better of the exchanges in round two. However, the former Tachi Palace Fights champion roared back in the third period, taking Johnson’s back and pounding away with the most significant shots of the fight. At the end of the bout, it was announced -- incorrectly -- that Johnson had taken a majority decision on the judges’ scorecards. In actuality, the bout was scored a majority draw by the judges, and a tabulation error produced the erroneous announcement.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 29 days ago
  • 12 views

SAN ANTONIO -- Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens, two of the featherweight division’s best strikers, went toe-to-toe for five rounds on Saturday night. more

  • 17 days ago
  • 73 views

"The Punk" gets punked ... yet again. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight number one contender, Josh Thomson, will no longer throw hands opposite Michael Johnson at the upcoming UFC on FOX 12 event, scheduled for the SAP Center in San Jose, California, on July 26, 2014. That's because "The Menace" has been injured, according to MMA Junkie, and forced to withdraw from the event. To complicate matters, the promotion has roughly two weeks to find a replacement against a fighter more

  • 11 days ago
  • 20 views

Watch the fight club Q&A with Forrest Griffin, Cub Swanson, Luke Barnatt, Jimi Manuwa, and Eddie Gordon, hosted by Andy Frielandher, streaming live on Friday at Noon ET/9 a.m. PT. more

  • 11 days ago
  • 31 views

Watch breaking news from the UFC with Garry Cook, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the UFC, EMEA, streaming live on Friday, July 18, at 7 a.m. ET from Dublin, Ireland. more

  • 11 days ago
  • 33 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog more

  • 8 days ago
  • 17 views

Conor McGregor, Gunnar Nelson, Cathal Pendred and Mike King all took home $50,000 bonuses at UFC Fight Night “McGregor vs. Brandao” on Saturday. more

  • 3 days ago
  • 5 views

Watch the UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown Fight Club Q&A featuring middleweights Luke Rockhold and Cung Le, streaming live on Friday at 5 p.m. ET from San Jose. more

  • 3 days ago
  • 0 views

Count on all three of Saturday's Fight Night bonuses coming from the main card at UFC on Fox 12. That's no slight to the solid lineup of preliminary bouts, but there seems to be a few can't-miss performances on tap in the main card. There's no better example than the epic main event matchup between "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler and "The Immortal" Matt Brown. Very seldom will you see a bout where both fighters' styles, mentality and professional motivation align so appropriately for a war. Somebody is more

  • 2 days ago
  • 21 views

Yes, Matt Brown missed weight for his UFC on FOX 12 No. 1 contender’s bout with Robbie Lawler, but he'll still earn a title shot if he wins the fight. more