Four men earned post-fight bonuses at
UFC on Fuel TV 5, as Brad
Pickett, Matt Wiman,
Struve and Stipe
Miocic each pocketed an additional $40,000 for their efforts
Saturday at Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England.
Pickett was awarded “Knockout of the Night” for his first-round
stoppage of Yves
Jabouin, and Wiman (Pictured, file photo) snatched “Submission
of the Night” honors by tapping Paul Sass.
Meanwhile, heavyweight headliners Struve and Miocic shared “Fight
of the Night” bonuses for their back-and-forth battle that closed
the Fuel TV broadcast.
Pickett lived up to his nickname of “One Punch” in his bantamweight
showdown with Jabouin, starching his fellow World Extreme
Cagefighting alumnus with a sledgehammer-like uppercut that turned
out Jabouin’s lights in 3:40.
Sass put Wiman on the defensive early by executing a takedown and
threatening with elbows from the top. A hard-fought ground battle
would ensue, with both men acquiring and losing the advantage
before Wiman caught Sass in a deep straight armbar from his back,
handing the Brit his first career defeat.
As has become custom for the 7-foot Dutchman, Struve started slowly
against Miocic, who took the center of the cage and continually
rifled shots to the head and body in round one. “Skyscraper” came
back strong in round two, however, using his jab effectively to set
up a series of devastating uppercuts that ended Miocic’s night and
secured Struve his fourth straight Octagon win.