Rockhold picked up a “Performance of the Night” and the aforementioned cash for his second round, submission win over Bisping. The highlight reel finish came as a result of a head kick, follow up punches and an one armed guillotine choke.
The other “POTN” went to Louis Smolka, who buzzed the MMA world by stopping Richie Vaculik with a side kick to the face, and follow up punches in round three.
“Fight of the Night”, and an extra 50 grand each, went to Robert Whittaker and Clint Hester. That thrilling fight ended in the second round, after Whittaker put away Hester with a knee to the head and strikes.
UFC FN 55 was hosted by Sydney, Australia, and set a record for finishes in the modern era by featuring 11…