WEC 35 from the "The Joint" at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 3 has come to a close. And there was no shortage or exciting fights or bonus-worthy finishes.
Similar to the UFC, the Zuffa-based WEC promotion often passes out awards for "Fight of the Night," "Submission of the Night" and "Knockout of the Night" after each event.
Sunday was no different -- the promotion rewarded several participants on the card for their performances. In fact, in a rare move two of the three title bouts on the card received "Fight of the Night" honors, according to MMAWeekly.com.
Here's the list of fighters who earned some cold hard cash for their outstanding performances at WEC 35:
Fight of the Night: Carlos Condit vs. Hiromitsu Miura and Jamie Varner vs. Marcus Hicks
Knockout of the Night: Brock Larson
Submission of the Night: Brian Bowles
Each fighter received $7,500 for their efforts in addition to their respective base salaries, which you can check out right here. Not a bad cherry on top, but a far cry from the usual $40,000 to $75,000 dished out for bonuses at UFC events.
For those who missed it, Bowles' guillotine came out of nowhere. It looked like he was going to get slammed by Damacio Page; however, in mid air he secured the choke, which was impressive enough to win submission of the night over the other two under card matches that ended with a tapouts.
A very explosive 37-second knockout from Brock Larson will not only earn him some extra scratch, but this impressive win should get him back in line for a shot at Condit's title. It appears either Larson or a rematch with Miura is up next for Condit ... there aren't too many other options.
Either way, it should be another great welterweight title fight for the WEC.