Lavar Johnson, Nik Lentz, Evan Dunham, and Charles Oliveira each picked up $65,000 bonuses for their performances at tonight’s UFC on Fox 2 event. All of the bonus-earning fights took place on the the UFC on Fox 2 preliminary card on Fuel TV 2.
Lavar Johnson (pictured) scored the Knockout of the Night for his brutal knockout of Joey Beltran on the FuelTV aired bout. Johnson stopped a two-fight skid with the win and became the first person to knock out the Mexican Beltran.
Charles Oliveira was awarded Submission of the Night with a modified calf slicer submission in his featherweight debut. Oliveira started a scramble with a heelhook attempt that transitioned into a kneebar attempt and ended up with a modified calf slicer as Eric Wisely tried to escape. The submission is believed to be the first calf slicer hit in the octagon.
Nik Lentz and Evan Dunham fought in an exciting back and forth battle that ended prematurely due to a doctor’s stoppage. Lentz apparently took the criticism of his style to heart as he pressed the action with Dunham, leading to some intense exchanges. Unfortunately, after two great rounds, a Dunham punch closed the eye of Lentz in the second round. Referee “Big” John McCarthy then called in the ringside doctor’s to look at the eye and they determined Lentz could not continue.
UFC president Dana White announced the bonuses via Twitter before the Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis main event decision was announced. UFC on Fox 2 drew an attendance of 17,425 at the United Center in Chicago for a live gate of $1.2 million.
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