Though the UFC’s visit to North Carolina didn’t pull in a sellout crowd, 7,700 turned up – a healthy numberĀ  for a Fight Night card in the middle of the week, with gate receipts of $590,685.

After the event Dana White announced the fighter bonus awards, and the three round battle between Ross Pearson and Dennis Siver which opened up the televised portion of the event in entertaining fashion earned them the ‘Fight Of The Night’ award, and an additional $30,000 each.

There was little doubt over the ‘Knockout Of The Night’ performance with Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson’s thunderous overhand right on Stefan Struve ensuring that he walks away with the bonus cheque on the night.

Finally Kenny Florian’s decision to take down Takanori Gomi in the third round not only helped him secure a victory inside the distance, but his rear naked choke also earned him the ‘Submission Of The Night’ award.

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