Three men took home post-fight bonuses from
UFC on Fox 5 at KeyArena in Seattle on Saturday night. Scott
Jorgensen (Pictured, file photo) was the biggest earner,
garnering $130,000 and two awards, while John Albert
Edwards pocketed $65,000 apiece for their efforts.
Jorgensen and Albert shared “Fight of the Night” honors for their
thrilling bantamweight clash, while Edwards earned “Knockout of the
Night” recognition for his first-round knockout of Jeremy
Stephens. Jorgensen also captured “Submission of the Night” for
tapping Albert inside of one round.
Jorgensen spent the majority of his showdown with Albert on the
ground in a rollicking, back-and-forth battle for positioning. For
a moment, it appeared that Jorgensen’s night would end courtesy of
an Albert triangle choke, but the former WEC standout gradually
freed himself from the predicament. Late in the frame, Jorgensen
took his adversary’s back, flattened him out and elicited the tap
with just one second remaining in the period.
In a bout that was originally scheduled to be contested at UFC on
FX 5 in October, Edwards managed to stay out of harm’s way against
the heavy-handed Stephens. After “Lil Heathen” misfired on a
combination in the first round, Edwards countered with a perfectly
placed right hook that sent his foe crashing to the canvas. The
Houston, Texas, native pounced from there, attacking Stephens from
side control and finishing the job with a vicious elbow on the
ground at the 1:55 mark.