(‘Page vs. Keef. Props to MMALinker.)
After a wild, occasionally bizarre night of action which once again proved that weak-on-paper cards often turn out to be the most entertaining ones, the UFC released $60,000 end-of-night bonuses to UFC 96‘s standout fighters. Taking home the extra cash are…
Fight of the Night: Quinton Jackson and Keith Jardine, who put on a surprisingly competitive three-rounder in the main event; in fact, the fight was one of the few matches on the card that wasn’t a one-sided squash.
Submission of the Night: No bonus was given out, even though Tamdan McCrory did technically make Ryan Madigan tap due to strikes. We’ll let you know if he decides to file a complaint with the athletic commission.
UFC 96 drew a very-impressive 17,033 spectators to Nationwide Arena, for a gate of $1.8 million.
(Carwin vs. Gonzaga)
(Brown vs. Sell)
(Grove vs. Day)