Belcher and Gouveia both took home “Fight of the Night” honors, while Johnson cashed in on his fight ending triangle choke earning him the “Submission of the Night” bonus and T.J. Grant swung his way to the”Knockout of the Night” award.
Despite being on the under card, Belcher used the inspiration from his many family and friends in attendance to stand in the pocket and deliver an action packed performance versus Wilson Gouveia. Belcher came out on top with the TKO stoppage in the first round, earning himself a cool $65k bonus for his part in the night’s “Fight of the Night.”
Damarques Johnson could have easily been on the wrong end of the “Submission of the Night” award, nearly getting finished off via a slick Peruvian necktie applied by Edgar Garcia. Johnson survived, scrambled, and locked in a sick triangle choke and padded his bank account with not only his first official UFC win, but an additional $65k.
The “Knockout of the Night” award went to T.J. Grant who utilized the classic thai clinch and knees to set up a devastating right hand that ended the night of Kevin Burns, en route to his extra payday of $65,000.