Thiago Silva walked away from UFC on Fuel TV 10 with an extra $100,000 on Saturday night, as the light heavyweight was awarded both “Knockout of the Night” and “Fight of the Night” honors at Paulo Sarasate Gymnasium in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Silva shared “Fight of the Night” with Rafael Cavalcante, who netted $50,000 in defeat. Though “Feijao” appeared the stronger 205’er in the early going, Cavalcante faded as Silva turned up the heat late in the first frame. Silva floored his countryman with a nasty right uppercut before finishing the job with ground-and-pound.

The triumph marked Silva’s first victory in nearly four years, as he saw two wins changed to no-contests in that span due to failed drug tests. Meanwhile, Feijao has not won a fight since September 2011, when he knocked out Yoel Romero Palacio under the Strikeforce banner.

Welterweight up-and-comer Erick Silva picked up “Submission of the Night” for his first-round finish of Jason High. Silva caught “The Kansas City Bandit” early, sprawling on a takedown and quickly transitioning to High’s back, where Silva secured an inverted triangle armbar and forced the American to tap out in just 71 seconds.

The evening’s main event saw Fabricio Werdum move one step closer to a potential heavyweight title shot by avenging his 2006 loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who was forced to verbally submit to a second-round armbar.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 205 Bonus Recap

  • 27 days ago
  • 7 views

Who won the UFC 205 performance bonuses at UFC 205? Find out who walked away with an extra $50,000. read news >>

Fight Night Melbourne bonuses: Who got $$$?

  • 13 days ago
  • 0 views

Who won the UFC Fight Night Melbourne performance bonuses? Find out who walked away with an extra $50,000. read news >>

TUF 24 Finale bonuses: What bout upset Benavidez-Cejudo to win 'Fight of the Night'?

  • 6 days ago
  • 3 views

LAS VEGAS – Sara McMann, Anthony Smith, Jared Cannonier and Ion Cutelaba each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses on Saturday at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Light Heavyweights with Iron Chins Win Fight of the Night (TUF 24 Finale Fighter Bonuses) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 6 days ago
  • 13 views

At the end of the night, a couple of fighters who don't have quite the notoriety of the night's main event ended up grabbing the spotlight and the boss' attention. read news >>

Video: Ahead of UFC 206, watch Matt Brown's wild 2014 fight with Erick Silva

  • 4 days ago
  • 10 views

For Matt Brown, it didn't get much bigger than UFC Fight Night 40. It was essentially a hometown fight – one in which he ran his winning streak to a career-best seven fights. He also picked up both " read news >>

UFC Fight Night 102 bonuses: The Gian Villante-Saparbek Safarov war was worth $50,000

  • 5 hours ago
  • 2 views

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gian Villante, Saparbek Safarov, Francis Ngannou and Gerald Meerschaert each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 102 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Francis Ngannou's Slick Submission Leads UFC Albany Fighter Bonuses | MMAWeekly.com

  • 3 hours ago
  • 3 views

Francis Ngannou led the charge on UFC Fight Night 102 fighter bonuses on Friday with his slick first-round submission. read news >>

UFC 205 bonuses: Conor McGregor scores another $50,000 – but that's probably small potatoes

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

NEW YORK – Conor McGregor, Yoel Romero, Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 205 event.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Conor McGregor Snags a Second Belt and a Bonus at UFC 205 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 25 views

UFC president Dana White announced the fighter bonuses stemming from UFC 205 during the event's post-fight press conference at Madison Square Garden. read news >>