(Josh, this isn’t really the best time to tell your fishing stories. Photo courtesy of UFC.com)
Last night’s UFC Fight Night show hosted 7,596 fans at the University of South Florida Sun Dome in Tampa, for an approximate gate of $428,000. A nice-sized chunk of that was re-distributed to the fighters in $30,000 end-of-night bonuses. Taking home the extra chedda were…
Fight of the Night: Josh Neer and Mac Danzig for their breakneck-paced two-round brawl, which saw the Dentist get in Mac’s head with his constant taunting and eventually end the match with a triangle choke.
Submission of the Night: Headliner Joe Lauzon for locking in a brutal armbar on Jeremy Stephens at the end of the second round of their fight, seemingly motivated by the blood that had begun spurting out of his head.
Knockout of the Night: Cain Velasquez, apparently. Though his fight against Denis "The Body" Stojnic was a one-sided drubbing, the stoppage by ref Jorge Ortiz was a bit confusing to the fighters as well as the fans. Stojnic wasn’t exactly "knocked out"; he was just turtled for a little too long as Velasquez pawed at him, and initially mistook the stoppage for a referee standup. Still, it was enough to get Velasquez another win, and increase his record to 5-0.
Full results from the event are after the jump.
Joe Lauzon def. Jeremy Stephens via submission (armbar), 4:43 of round 2
Cain Velasquez def. Denis Stojnic via TKO, 2:34 of round 2
Josh Neer def. Mac Danzig via submission (triangle choke), 3:36 of round 2
Anthony Johnson def. Luigi Fioravanti via TKO, 4:39 of round 1
Kurt Pellegrino def. Rob Emerson via submission (rear naked choke), 3:14 of round 2
Dan Miller def. Jake Rosholt via submission (guillotine choke), 1:03 of round 1
Matt Veach def. Matt Grice via TKO, 4:35 of round 1
Gleison Tibau def. Rich Clementi via submission (guillotine choke), 4:35 of round 1
Nick Catone def. Derek Downey via submission (keylock), 1:13 of round 2
Matthew Riddle def. Steve Bruno via unanimous decision