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Quarry, Credeur, Diaz, and Stephens Pick Up UFC Fight Night Bonuses

(It was truly a great night for gashes. Image courtesy of MMA Mania.)

The UFC doled out $30,000 best-of-night bonuses to four fighters at last night’s "Diaz vs. Guillard" event. The extra bread was awarded to…

Fight of the Night: Nate Quarry and Tim Credeur for their three-round slugfest, which Quarry took by unanimous decision. I would have given it to Carlos Condit and Jake Ellenberger, whose fight was much more technical and varied, but hey, the crowd loves a good brawl, and Quarry/Credeur was a great one.

Submission of the Night: Nate Diaz, who was responsible for one of the night’s three guillotine-choke submissions. Amazingly, this is the fifth-straight fight in which Diaz has won an end-of-night bonus. Previously, he received Fight of the Night bonuses for his wars against Joe Stevenson, Clay Guida, and Josh Neer, and a Submission of the Night bonus against Kurt Pellegrino.

Knockout of the Night: Jeremy Stephens by default, since there were no other KOs/TKOs on the card. Stephens didn’t actually knock Justin Buchholz out, but he was whaling on him pretty good until the fight was stopped in the first round due to the hatchet-wound shown above.

UFC Fight Night 19 drew 7,500 spectators for a reported live gate of $650,000.

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Bloodlust- September 17, 2009 at 3:49 pm
Great night of fights. A lot of back and forth action and a lot of heart shown by the fighters. Thats all I ask for in a show. My only complaint is not being able to see some of the undercard action. Would have loved to see Stann beat Cantwell in their rubber match (sponsored by condom depot?)
Fedor vs. Bas- September 17, 2009 at 11:00 am
@ Socal Tot,

I said the same thing to a few friends today. Its amazing that some small time guys could put on such a great show. And I didnt ahve to drop $50 on it.

I still think one of the best shows ever was "Fight for the Troops" and that was free too.

Unfortunately last night was followed up with some awful TUF fight that was just slow Heavyweight Wrestling. No action.
Marv- September 17, 2009 at 9:40 am
Being there live I will say the undercard had some action, but was very underwhelming. But, I didn't really expect much else out of a Fight Night undercard. I can see though how Quarry/Credeur got FOTN, because it was a stark contrast from the matches saw during prelims.

First match ended with the ref apparently believing a thumbs up equals tapping out. If this would've happened to a main event match, I imagine anarchy would've resulted. It was by far, the worst stoppage I've ever seen.

Next fight was basically 3 rounds of lay and pray. Very frustrating as it seemed like Pierce was content on taking Larson down and not advancing position. Wouldn't look for him to be in the UFC that long with that style of fighting.

Stephens/Buchholz had life to it, too bad the cut ended the bout early.

Dollaway and Silva was frustrating. Silva's take down defense was painfully lacking. If he had any kind of take down defense, he would've won. An obviously gassed Dollaway was able to take down Silva at will, from his knees no less.

Pyle/Wilson was OK and Stann/Cantwell was basically a 3 round dance around the octagon.

Overall the main card was much much much better.
Socal Tot- September 17, 2009 at 8:27 am
Fight night was much better than several pay per views I have ordered.
Fedor vs. Bas- September 17, 2009 at 7:45 am
Condit vs. Ellenberger was definitely the fight of the night. I thought Quarry/Credeur had it locked up until Condit & Ellenberger put on a show. It was back and forth, way more technical. I do not know how they did not win it.