Four men were awarded post-fight bonuses on Saturday night at
UFC on FX 7
, as Vitor
each pocketed an extra $50,000.
Belfort (Pictured, file photo) earned “Knockout of the Night”
honors for his second-round stoppage of Michael
Bisping in the evening’s main event, and Alcantara took home
“Submission of the Night” for his kneebar finish of Brazilian
Prado. Co-headliners Dollaway and Sarafian saw their
three-round middleweight showdown dubbed “Fight of the Night” at
Geraldo Jose de Almeida State Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Though he would finish his fight in emphatic fashion, Belfort
appeared tentative in the opening minutes of his middleweight main
event before catching “The Count” with a hard head kick to end
round one. The sequence would repeat itself not long after in round
two, though this time Bisping would not recover. “The Phenom”
pounced on his fallen foe, raining down hammer-fists and forcing
referee Dan Miragliotta to stop the contest 2:37 into the second
Alcantara found himself on the receiving end of several hard Prado
hooks in round one but managed to close the distance in the second
stanza and take the fight to the floor. Though Prado would reverse
the position, “Marajo” managed to trap one of his legs from the
bottom, methodically locking up a kneebar to force the tap midway
through the round.
Dollaway and Sarafian battled back and forth for 15 minutes, with
the Brazilian landing looping shots in round one only to see
Dollaway answer back with a violent flurry of his own to close out
the middle period. All tied up heading into round three, both men
had their moments in the final frame. In the end, it was Dollaway
who saw his hand raised, much to the dismay of the partisan crowd.
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