Lauzon and Stout both took home “Fight of the Night” honors, while Miller used a slick inverted triangle to kimura combination to submit Dan Lauzon earning him the “Submission of the Night” bonus and Paul Daley landed a devastating left hook to lock up his ”Knockout of the Night” award.
Joe Lauzon fought his way back from a devastating knee injury three months ahead of schedule prior to stepping into the Octagon tonight against Sam Stout. Early on it looked like Lauzon would have his way with Stout, getting an easy takedown, working to mount, then almost securing a kimura as Stout looked to roll out of danger.
Stout stood up, dripping blood from an elbow he ate from Lauzon, then turned the tables on “J-Lau”, dominating the rest of the fight. Stout used crisp and deadly attacks with both his hands and his feet, peppering Lauzon with accurate combos and stuffed Lauzon’s attempts to take the fight back to the ground.
The fight was full of action and went the entire three rounds and was named “fight of the night” giving both fighters an extra $50k for their efforts.
Cole Miller came back from getting dropped by a big left hand from Dan Lauzon, with a slick transition to an inverted triangle, before securing and locking in a fight ending kimura forcing the younger Lauzon to tap in the first round.
I know we are only a few days into 2010, but that one will be remembered as a possible submission of the year candidate at the end of the year. Whether it is or not, it was good enough to give Miller the $50k bonus for “Submission of the Night.”
Paul Daley showed yet again just how explosive he is, landing a crushing left hook behind the ear of Dustin Hazelett that sent “McLovin” crumpling to the canvas. Daley added a few more left hands to the downed Hazelett, but the fight was over with the first one.
The devastating KO earned Daley “Knockout of the Night”. I’m not sure how many Euros that $50k is, but he will have the opportunity for more, as Dana White at the post fight press conference hinted that a possible match up with either Koscheck or Fitch could be next for “Semtex”.