Tim Boetsch snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 47, knocking out Brad Tavares with a thrilling second-round salvo that earned the middleweight veteran his first career 'Performance of the Night' post-fight bonus.
UFC President Dana White announced the recipients of the $50,000 awards following the conclusion of the night's festivities, which took place at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.
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Tim Boetsch and Thiago Tavares picked up performance bonuses for their efforts while Alan Jouban and Seth Baczynski won ‘Fight of the Night’ honours. While UFC President Dana White has been wrong in the past when predicting underrated "sleeper" cards, the promotion's first trip to Bangor, Maine was certainly not one of them. The night featured an array of stoppages and several entertaining scraps to send the crowd home happy.
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Ryan Bader capped off the UFC's debut trip to Bangor, Maine, imposing his will on Ovince St. Preux for five rounds to capture a unanimous decision victory in the main event of UFC Fight Night 47. Bader has now won three straight in dominant fashion, inching his name back into contention, however his performance was far from the only standout on what became a violent Saturday night. NOTHING beats good wrestling and combinations. Make them fear the takedown and combos are there all day. #ufcfightn read news >>
Brad Tavares had a five-fight win streak snapped when he dropped a decision to Yoel Romero earlier this year. His first chance at getting back on the hog came tonight (Sat., Aug. 16, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine against Tim Boetsch, himself somewhat desperate after losing three of his last four.
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A lot’s happened in MMA since Irish lightweight Joseph Duffy last strapped on four-ounce gloves.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
In the night’s top comeback story, Matt Sayles needed to withstand nearly being finished in the first to get past Bryson Hansen on Saturday at WSOF 12. Check out all the highlights inside. Filed under: News, Videos, WSOF read news >>
Make your pick for the best MMA comeback from the first half of 2014 in Bloody Elbow's Half Year Awards.
Technically, we're about a month over the half-year mark, but with live MMA on TV every other minute, it's hard to fit something like this in when you have to cover the non-stop facepunching. Tim Burke used to run the Bloody Elbow half-year and year-end MMA awards, but he stepped down from the site to continue his other occupation in the medical field for a famed 1990s sitcom.
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It's hard to imagine a better comeback story than the one Anthony Johnson wrote for himself during the last four months.
Roughly two-and-a-half years after Johnson was fired for a chronic failure to make weight, his ascension into the UFC's light heavyweight elite is arguably 2014's biggest revelation so far. He cruised through back-to-back appearances against 205-pound stalwarts Phil Davis and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and now sits poised to play a big part in what the fight company hopes is a r read news >>
Dominick Cruz is set to return at UFC 178 after two and a half years out of action. He is more prepared than ever to climb back up the mountain. read news >>
Dan Hardy has a nice, comfy job of calling fights for the UFC. Most fans would love to be in his position but Hardy has a plan to step back into the Octagon once more.
Speaking on MMAJunkie Radio Hardy shared that he received encouraging news in regards to his Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome and has an idea of who he would want to fight if he's cleared for action once again.
"Diego Sanchez, because after Ross Pearson got robbed, that was one of the worst decisions I’ve ever seen,” he said.
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