The UFC awarded $40,000 bonuses on Saturday January 17 at UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland. The awards went to the usual categories except there were two “Fight of the Night” bonuses awarded to two different fights.
“The Irish Hand Grenade” Marcus Davis and Chris “Lights Out” Lytle kept their word and delivered a stand up brawl that went to a split decision and deservedly won “Fight of the Night” honors.
The second “Fight of the Night” bonus was awarded to former Pride middleweight Grand Prix winner, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and UFC Hall of Famer, Mark “The Hammer” Coleman. Both fighters gave it all they had (which wasn’t much) and were rewarded the extra bonus for their “show of heart.”
“Submission of the Night” was awarded to Alan Belcher who put an arm-in guillotine choke on Denis Kang near the end of the second round causing the PRIDE veteran to tap out.
Although it was an untelevised bout, “Knockout of the Night” went to Denis Siver who turned out the lights for Nate Mohr in round three of the first fight of the night.