Roy Nelson, Dana White’s favorite whipping boy from the 10th installment of “The Ultimate Fighter,” took home an extra $25,000 for his first round “Knockout of the Night” over fellow finalist Brendan Schaub Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Frankie Edgar and Matt Veach each pocketed $25,000 stipends after earning “Fight of the Night” for their lightweight tussle. The bonus may help take some of the sting from Veach’s defeat, the first of his professional career.
With the rear-naked choke submission, Edgar continues to creep back toward the top of the list of potential contenders for champion B.J. Penn’s 155-pound title.
American Top Team’s Mark Bocek dealt UFC newcomer Joe Brammer his first loss on his way to a $25,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus. The transplanted Canadian opened the night’s festivities with a tenacious rear-naked choke that forced Brammer to tapout in the first round of their lightweight tilt.