Griffin and Jackson were each awarded $60,000 “Fight of the Night” bonuses for their thrilling, five-round main event bout. Griffin overcame Jackson’s power punches with leg kicks and submission attempts to claim the 205-pound title with a unanimous decision victory.
After posting a unanimous decision victory outside of the UFC following back-to-back losses, lightweight Melvin Guillard returned to the octagon in impressive fashion on Saturday, winning the “Knockout of the Night” bonus for his 36-second TKO win over Dennis Siver.
Cole Miller, a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 5, took home “Submission of the Night” honors for his late third-round triangle choke submission of jiu-jitsu black belt Jorge Gurgel.
UFC 86 “Jackson vs. Griffin” took place on Saturday, July 5th, in front of a sold out crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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