I knew I shouldn’t trust all you flaky bastards in the comments section when you were saying “X fighter got sub of the night and Y fighters got Fight of the Night”. Because the REAL awards for the TUF6 finale have finally been released:
Fight of the Night:
Jon Koppenhaver vs. Jared Rollins
Roger Huerta vs. Clay Guida [$15,000 each]
Knockout of the Night:
Jon Koppenhaver KO of Jared Rollins [$15,000 to Koppenhaver]
Submission of the Night:
Matt Arroyo armbars John Kolosci [$15,000 to Arroyo]
Nice of the UFC to give two fight of the night bonuses … when you’re trying to encourage guys to go all out, it certainly helps to show that you’re not going to fuck them over just because someone else pulled a Fight of the Year match out of their asses.
It’s interesting to note though that the bonuses were only 15k as opposed to 40k like they are for PPVs. I’m not going to complain … I think 15k bonuses are a bit more reasonable, and the extra scratch can go to places where it’s needed, like a new platinum plated toilet for Dana White.