It was a solid but not spectacular night of mixed martial arts fights last night at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 Finale from The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, Nevada.
The televised card on Spike TV featured three fights that went to decisions, including an action-packed lightweight contest between Spencer Fisher and Jeremy Stephens.
Two fights that were not guaranteed to make the telecast, however, were responsible for taking home the individual awards for the show. In fact, UFC President Dana White ponied up an extra $40,000 to grease Dustin Hazelett for his performance against Josh Burkman.
"McLovin" slapped on a slick fight-ending armbar that forced "The People's Warrior" to tap in round two of their welterweight bout. The effort earned him $20,000 for "Submission of the Night" and another $20,000 for "Fight of the Night."
Burkman also took home an additional $20,000 for being part of bout -- it takes two to tango.
And hard-hitting Drew McFedries scored the "Knockout of the Night" and an additional $20,000 with his first round technical knockout stoppage of Marvin Eastman. This bout was actually televised after the main card wrapped ... and "The Massacre" lived up to his new nickname.
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To check out the TUF 7 Finale results click here.