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UFC 96 Bonuses and Videos

(‘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.

Knockout of the Night: Matt Hamill, obviously, for his Cro Coppian head-kick obliteration of Mark Munoz

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. 

After the jump: The Hammer’s nasty KO, Carwin’s ownage of Napao, the Brown/Sell fiasco, and Kendall Grove‘s job-saving beatdown of Jason Day.

(Hamill vs. Munoz)

(Carwin vs. Gonzaga)

(Brown vs. Sell)

(Grove vs. Day)

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lilpo0ts- March 9, 2009 at 9:11 am
grove is team punishment hense the gravedigger..jardine is a great fighter just unorthodox..liddel gets steamrolled. he said it best "were world class guys, anyone can make your day very short"
just a fight fan- March 9, 2009 at 7:01 am
The insanely poor job that Levigne did aside, I'll be damned if Drago doesn't test positive for pain killers or something after that fight. He's no top teir fighter but he was a zombie in the octagon Saturday night.
Jay Smith- March 9, 2009 at 4:51 am
@ Terrakilla & Bovice
Why is it that when you plead Jardines case of being this great fighter you only mention his fights with "The Ice Man", and Griffin? Doesn't getting KTFO in the first round by Houston Alexander and Wandy kind of take away from those two fights, and show where he really stands. Yeah, he finished Forrest, but the fight with Chuck went the distance. Do you really think that this dude is going to be champ of the LHW division? If you say yes, people here are gonna know just how much you don't know about the UFC.
Jay Smith- March 9, 2009 at 4:38 am
@ weatherman2012

You said "but the truth of the matter is that he is not someone who can simply be steamrolled over"
Tell that to Houston Alexander, and Wandy. At this stage of the game, you have to be on point and very technical. Jardine will NEVER be a champion. He's a brawler with good leg kicks.......that's it. He's just another gate keeper. Another big name guy that someone will have to beat on their way to a "shitle tot".
ossified- March 9, 2009 at 2:08 am
Mark Munoz should train with Manny Pacquiao..! lol..!

\m/ (n_n) \m/
Bovice- March 8, 2009 at 10:46 pm
All the people that are saying Jardine is a joke and a hack, shut the hell up. Sure, he's an awkward-ass fighter, but nobody can honestly say that he's not UFC caliber and back it up.

Jardine vs. Griffin

Jardine vs. Liddell

Two former champions, and he waxed both of their asses. He didn't look bad at all against Rampage, either.

Fucking morons.
Chris S- March 8, 2009 at 9:12 pm
I've always ALWAYS said Evans was a twat, ever since TUF. Well now he's just proved it for all to see. Evans, your a disrespectful, arrogant classless moron who just happens to a good fighter. It ain't gonna last buddy, Lyoto will make you famous as the first fighter to sustain a permanent injury and be forced to retire.
Anonymous- March 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm
mark munoz walked out of the octagon on his own power according to dana at the press conference
shacklemenot- March 8, 2009 at 8:37 pm
I wanna see a Lavigne vs mazzagatti bareknuckle fight. to the death. in the thunderdome.
Terrakilla- March 8, 2009 at 8:06 pm
Too many morons posting around here. Jardine owned 2 former LHW champs. I am a big fan of Rampage and Jardine, but you dumb-fucks who say Jardine is a hack know jack-shit about MMA. Yeah lets get Wandy or Chuck in there to fight Rampage so it can end in the first. Why would we ever want three rounds of a real battle. You drunk assholes can suck my big one and STFU forever. Rashad will beat Rampage if they fight. Lyoto will beat Rashad if they fight. Lyoto will beat Rampage if they fight. Done and done. Jardine and Hamill rule. Fuck you all.
Terrakilla- March 8, 2009 at 8:04 pm
Oh and Carwin rules as well. Future champ no doubt. That will be 3 with gold from the Jackson camp.
Boneman- March 8, 2009 at 7:32 pm
Jardine is a Joke!
fuckanosama- March 8, 2009 at 7:22 pm
"you know come to think about it killerflea you and your sister JPFighter are both smelling a little like fish today, is it THAT time again honey? ;)"

Spoken like a man entirely unfamiliar with actual vaginas.

Jenna Jamesons Labiaplasty- March 8, 2009 at 6:35 pm
Yves should get fired after that shit, that was ridiculous. Though it was almost worth it for Pete Sell's scramble-brained attempt to takeover the post fight interview.
dojima- March 8, 2009 at 6:18 pm
@ doja,

well that was eloquent, dude. You had about half of a thought, and no real comeback. I mean, 'go to a gym..blah blah.. then say sumfin blah blah.' wow, great stuff!

and calling me gay in an afterthought addendum post? is this your first internets? rookie maneuver, man. seriously beginner level tactics.

your hatemail is fail.
AussieJosh- March 8, 2009 at 6:15 pm
Thanks for the vids!
Lek- March 8, 2009 at 5:35 pm
Jardine / Page fight of the night? Kind of boring overall.
Martinez- March 8, 2009 at 5:21 pm
Rampage is awesome, the stare down was way too good."more black on black crime" im pumped for that fight. Jardine sucks he has no skill except to look weird in the ring with his hunchback. Gonzaga has so much skill but the weakest chin in the Heavywieght, anyone can ko his ass.

That geek and the end was too funny"sinus infections"
lost in ok- March 8, 2009 at 5:01 pm
Yves Lavigne should be fined or suspended for not lloking after the wellness of a fighter. I a bartender serves a someone alcohol when they are too drunk to stand they are fined, so why not a referee who lets a guy fight when he falls to the ground walking backwards in the ring? Both cases involve putting someone else in danger. Utmost respect to Matt Brown who was pleading for a stoppage for the safety of Pete Sell. The nickname "Drago" became kind of ironic as the fight felt like Rocky IV, except Sell was playing the part of Appollo Creed.
JPFighter- March 8, 2009 at 4:57 pm
LOL @ UFC fan. You take this shit pretty seriously, don't you? If you are getting this worked up based on some posts on this board, perhaps it's time to reevaluate your life. Too funny.
UFC fan- March 8, 2009 at 4:48 pm
you know come to think about it killerflea you and your sister JPFighter are both smelling a little like fish today, is it THAT time again honey? ;)
UFC fan- March 8, 2009 at 4:38 pm
KillerFlea Says:
Sun, 03/08/2009 - 08:46

@ UFC fan....

Go fuck'd get more pussy...."

Funny I figure I will just cut out the middle man and fuck you, you seem like a tight pussy to me.
Xian67- March 8, 2009 at 3:48 pm
You're an idiot.
Atleast he didn't get KOed like Wanderlei and Chuck Liddell you piece of shit. In fact he lasted longer than both of them combined.
randy watson- March 8, 2009 at 3:19 pm
looking forward to grove getting ko'd next fight.. the grave digger ?? mofo please.........
vera looked freakn great..
MikeHawk- March 8, 2009 at 2:19 pm
Mann, Matt Brown impressed the shit out of me there. Very quick striker, shit. Get this man another fight pronto!