Vitor Belfort, Rick Story and Brian Foster each earned $65,000 “fight night” bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 103 event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, UFC President Dana White announced at the post-fight press conference.
UFC 103 headliner, and former UFC champion Vitor Belfort earned “Knockout of the Night” with is first round knock out of Rich Franklin. Belfort’s knock out of Franklin edged out several other finishes to earn the award including Tyson Griffin’s stunning knockout of Hermes Franca, and Josh Koscheck’s knock out of Frank Trigg.
Rick Story and Brian Foster earned “Fight of the Night” honors for their bout which ended a string of lackluster fights on the event’s undercard, and re-energized the crowd. The two fighters went to war in the first round, both standing and on the ground, before Story submitted Foster early in the second. Story also received “Submission of the Night” for his arm triangle finish of Brian Foster.