Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner at UFC on FOX 4The fighters at UFC on Fox 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night did not make it easy for company officials to narrow down the post-fight bonus award winners.

The big winner of the night was Joe Lauzon, who walked away with two $50,000 bonuses.

He and Jamie Varner spent the better part of their bout taking turns trying to take the fight from one another, but each time one would get momentum going the other would snatch it back.

Lauzon, however, was able to utilize his submission attacks one too many times for the former WEC lightweight champion to handle. Varner shot a takedown on Lauzon midway through the third round, but Lauzon slipped on a triangle choke as he did so, locking Varner up for the finish.

Lauzon earned the Submission of the Night, but Varner didn’t walk away empty handed, as the two were also awarded Fight of the Night honors.

Although Lyoto Machida’s knockout finish left Ryan Bader flat on his back and secured “The Dragon” a shot at the UFC light heavyweight championship, it wasn’t enough for the Knockout of the Night bonus.

That award went to a returning Mike “Quick” Swick, who, after two and half years out of the Octagon, returned with a vengeance. Living up to his nickname, Swick bounced back from the edge of defeat in the opening round to catch a DaMarques Johnson kick in round two, planting him on his back and finishing with three successive right hands that put his lights out.

The UFC handed out a total of $200,000 in official UFC on Fox 4 fighter bonuses.

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