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UFC 89 Bonus Payouts + Videos

(Lytle vs. Taylor)

The UFC released its customary end-of-night bonuses for yesterday’s event in Birmingham. $40,000 bumps went to the following fighters:

Fight of the Night: Chris Lytle and Paul Taylor for their three-round throwdown, which was even brawlier than the main event.

Knockout of the Night: Luis Cane for his TKO-via-punches victory over Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou.

Submission of the Night: As Fowlkes predicted, Jim Miller gets it for tapping David Baron via Millerplata — which is just a fancy name for a rear-naked-choke.

More vids after the jump…

(Carwin vs. Wain)

(Bisping vs. Leben)

(Jardine vs. Vera)

(Davis vs. Kelly)

Jim Miller vs. David Baron can be seen on

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Aaron- October 19, 2008 at 8:17 pm

"But you are right, watching Bisping fight Machida would be like turning magnets backwards and trying to stick them together"

That is classic.
Anonymous- October 19, 2008 at 2:42 pm

I'm talking about Anderson Silva, not Tim Silvia. Silvia IS an ape. It was in reference to the post from Ray.
Dakyn- October 19, 2008 at 9:20 am
Taylors fight was the best on the card; if Lytle wouldn't of kept clinching with him he would of got knocked out. Gutted for Paul.

The two main events were a little disappointing though. Overall not the best event which is a shame because when you look at the matchups it could of been an awesome card; Paul and Chris were the only ones who really brought it though.
Markdog- October 19, 2008 at 7:38 am
I'm late as usual. Anyway, I just finished watching UFC 89, and all I have to say is that I am glad I don't have to hear Mike Goldberg's 'herky jerky' commentary anymore. Jesus Christ!
gvd- October 19, 2008 at 7:36 am
# John Says:
October 19th, 2008 at 10:25 am

The most boring UFC event in a long time, very unimpressive.

I agree. Even the Lytle Taylor fight was boring as hell.
Seamus- October 19, 2008 at 6:33 am
@Angry Monkey 'but he doesn’t fight for a decision victory, he fights to knock somebody out, tko them, or submit them!'

Ahem! Don't you remember his fight against Brandon Vera....he held Vera against the cage for fear of being knocked out just to hold on for a decision victory!!!!!

Sylvia is an ape
Clue-by-Four- October 19, 2008 at 5:53 am
KG, are Carwin's nuts 5XL too? How do you fit them in your mouth?
just-in-from-sherdog- October 19, 2008 at 4:33 am
just cant wait for that match !!! both ex Pride and UFC champions!!! hahaha the count should start counting now for the day he gets KTFO!!!- anonymous
anonymous again and again- October 19, 2008 at 4:29 am
Oh Fu@*sh#t! who ever wins on the franklin a1nd henderson will be bispings next opponent!!! MAn bisping pissed dana white off real bad to get that matchup! i think bispings next plan is to go down to welter weight! lol
anonymous again- October 19, 2008 at 4:24 am
machida vs bisping would be interestingly...hilarious!!! imagine 2 counterpunchers, man, they'ed stay there all 15 minuites staring at each other! every time one would punch the other one would run back vice versa. lol! comparing machida and bisping, lyoto seemed to have more balls than bisping. and lyoto is a very technical fighter, relaxed when he fights compare to bisping who look likes he's peeing on his pants with his stance and flatfooted footwork. as clay guida said" bispings one of the most overrated lightheavy weight right now" and i think when rampage was still delusional when he said that "bisping will take the title off anderson". bisping will wait til somebody beats silva or retire, then hell fight for the title shot! SCARDY CAT!!!!
Eugene- October 19, 2008 at 2:53 am
Give me a break. Lesner would destroy Carwin. Carwin only beat Wain because Wain has less ground game than Kongo. Wain had Carwin stunned with one shot but then promptly got taken down.

Also for the record Machida is very entertaining to those of us who understand the subtleties of what he does. Machida stays in the pocket. Is the first to strike in a lot of instances, and when Machida counters it's his opponents who are doing the running. Unlike Bisping's fight with Leben where it was mostly just a quick counter then Bisping run his ass off.
KG- October 19, 2008 at 1:43 am
Dude, Bisping is a middleweight..

But you are right, watching Bisping fight Machida would be like turning magnets backwards and trying to stick them together
Deadpanda- October 19, 2008 at 1:37 am
Does anyone else see 2 light heavy weights with almost identical records both going for the same title shot against Griffin?

Machida vs. Bisping

Oh... god... no!

It's going to be the worst fight in recent history.
KG- October 19, 2008 at 1:33 am
You need to get off of Lesnars nuts. There is NO WAY Lesnar could hang with Carwin. Carwin would punch a hole inside Lesnars pasty white face. They even said that Carwin's hands couldnt even fit insides Brocks 4XL glove, they needed a special 5XL for him. The man is 10-0 and none of his fights have gone past the 1st round... and Lesnar has the title shot fighting Couture? Maybe it would be illegal to have Carwin fight Couture, they wouldnt want to see a homicide take place in the Octagon!
Angry Monkey- October 19, 2008 at 12:34 am
And as far as comparing Bisping to Silva - no f*cking way. Silva may have waited for an opening and avoided punches, but he doesn't fight for a decision victory, he fights to knock somebody out, tko them, or submit them!
Angry Monkey- October 19, 2008 at 12:31 am
The sorry thing about it is Bisping said that it was his gameplan to get a unanimous decision. What is this - a points karate tournament? A boxing match? No. This is the "ultimate" fighting championship. Come to fight, not get a decision! I agree with joe - boring!
joe- October 18, 2008 at 10:14 pm
shutupandfight- October 18, 2008 at 9:15 pm
coming from Rogan i took it as more of a slam on alcohol consumption.

Ray- October 18, 2008 at 8:58 pm
plus i liked when joe rogan slammed that crowd after the jardine fight... even though american fans would of booed as well at such a crappy fight, but it was priceless.

it will happen when people start drinking alot... haha
Ray- October 18, 2008 at 8:55 pm
Bisping has a good game plan.. watch the silva vs. leben fight... silva did the same thing until he caught leben with a real solid hit that dazed his bitchass. What starnes did and what bisping did are two VERY different things... starnes ran like a bitch... the whole fight. plus the fight was in his hometown... no way he looses a decision there. just like the hamill fight.

people always bitch was someone fights smart... espically against an immature fighter as leben.. you see the crap he pulled at the end of the 3rd round? i wouldnt touch he glove or give him a respectful good fight hug for that crap...
boorigly- October 18, 2008 at 8:30 pm
carwin would beat lesnar via broken face and pride, get off lesnars nuts he is just money in the bank period. leben looked much more patient and mature yet I feel the leben of old would have won this fight.
ithertz- October 18, 2008 at 8:00 pm
man those "fans" seemed quite disrespectful to most of the fighters
MMAFan- October 18, 2008 at 7:40 pm
Props to the new guys (Miller, Baron, Hardy). They impressed me more than the four co-headliners. I would like to see these newcomers in future UFC events.
carwin- October 18, 2008 at 7:17 pm

You think Carwin could take Randy and brock? Carwin has only fucked up a bunch of nobodies.
babcock- October 18, 2008 at 7:07 pm
How can you all keep dissing Bisping like that??? he fought a smart fight and you all act like it was a slap fight where he kept slapping and running. He knows leben can knock him out with one punch so hes not gonna stand in front of hiim. And if anybody was watching the same fight i was Bisping landed some pretty wicked hard shots on Leben that would probably EASILY drop any other fighter.