(The grisly submission and the nasty knockout. Props: DW)
Broken bones, savage KOs, and Ben Saunders in full-on BEAST MODE — "UFC Fight for the Troops" was truly a night for America. Besides the money they raked in for the Fallen Heroes Fund, the UFC made some charitiable donations to four fighters who helped the night transcend its whatevs lineup, to the tune of $30,000 apiece. Here’s who got the extra helpings of bread:
Submission of the Night: Former WEC light-heavyweight champ Steve Cantwell, for snapping the arm of Razak al-Hassan. (Note to al-Hassan: We can understand coming into the Octagon without any ground game whatsoever, but are we really to believe that you were never instructed on how to tap?) Shockingly, this wasn’t the only broken bone of the night. One of Corey Hill‘s skinny legs snapped like a twig in the second round of his fight against Dale Hartt. Looking for a picture of the injury? Have an especially strong stomach? Then please, click here. Amazingly, video of the ill-fated fight is available for free on UFC.com.
Fight of the Night: Jim Miller and Matt Wiman for their broadcast-opening three-rounder, which Miller took in a unanimous decision. It was a good fight and all, but we think those two bonuses could have gone to worthier recipients — namely, Ben Saunders for his Anderson Silva-like evisceration of Brandon Wolff, and Justin McCully for making sure we never have to see Eddie Sanchez fight in the UFC ever again.
Full results from last night are after the jump…
Josh Koscheck def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida via TKO, 2:15 of round 1
Mike Swick def. Jonathan Goulet via TKO, 0:33 of round 1
Steve Cantwell def. Razak Al-Hussan via submission (armbar), 4:04 of round 1
Tim Credeur def. Nate Loughran via TKO (verbal submission), 5:00 of round 2
Jim Miller def. Matt Wiman via unanimous decision
Luigi Fioravanti def. Brodie Farber via unanimous decision
Steve Bruno def. Johnny Rees via submission (rear-naked choke), 3:44 of round 2
Ben Saunders def. Brandon Wolff via TKO, 1:49 of round 1
Dale Hartt def. Corey Hill via TKO (referee stoppage due to broken leg), 0:20 of round 2
Justin McCully def. Eddie Sanchez via Unanimous Decision