At the post-fight press conference following this evening’s UFC 116 event Dana White announced the fighter bonus awards which on this occasion were worth a cool $75,000.
Picking up the ‘Fight Of The Night’ award was the epic clash between Chris Leben and Yoshihiro Akiyama which was a back and forth war before Leben finally finished by submission late in the third round.
If that wasn’t enough an additional ‘Fight Of The Night’ honor was also awarded to the slug-fest between Stephan Bonnar and Kryzyszytof Soszynski
‘Knockout Of The Night’ went to Gerald Harris for his huge slam which knocked his opponent unconscious in their undercard bout.
Finally, ‘Submission Of The Night’ went to probably the last man anybody would have predicted it to before the evening got underway – Brock Lesnar. His unexpected arm triangle choke got the nod, but respect must also be paid to Chris Leben and Chris Lytle’s submissions too.