Rousimar Palhares’ actions cost him $50,000 in bonus money. | Alan Ribeiro de Oliveira/Sherdog.com
Despite pulling off UFC Fight Night 29’s lone submission victory, Rousimar Palhares did not receive a “Submission of the Night” bonus for his first-round finish of Mike Pierce due to “unsportsmanlike conduct” in refusing to release the hold after the referee intervened.
UFC officials announced the news following Wednesday night’s event, which took place at Jose Correa Gymnasium in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Raphael Assuncao, T.J. Dillashaw and Dong Hyun Kim all pocketed an extra $50,000 for their efforts.
Assuncao and Dillashaw were awarded “Fight of the Night” for their competitive bantamweight affair. The contest resulted in a split-decision victory for the Brazilian, who extended his current winning streak to five bouts. Dillashaw, meanwhile, saw the momentum of four consecutive victories halted in defeat.
In the evening’s co-main event, Kim turned out Erick Silva’s lights in the second round with a looping left hand to earn “Knockout of the Night” honors. The 31-year-old Korean has now won three straight bouts since his technical knockout defeat to Demian Maia in July 2012.