UFC on FX 1: "Guillard vs. Miller" from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, has officially wrapped, which means it's time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts.
To the tune of $45,000 each.
The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 20 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's leaving "Music City" with a second sack of simoleons.
You didn't know who Nick Denis was before tonight but you most certainly should after those vicious standing hell-bows he dropped on Joseph Sandoval. This man literally stood next to his opponent, landed about four elbows straight to the dome and knocked a guy clean out.
If that ain't "Knockout of the Night," I don't know what is.
It was also fairly obvious who was taking home "Submission of the Night" honors after Jim Miller put Melvin Guillard in a vice grip and choked his $45K out of him in the main event of the evening. That's the second time in a row this has happened to "The Young Assassin," who also found himself tapping to Joe Lauzon back at UFC 136 in Oct. 2011.
Speaking of "J-Lau," he threw a little salt in the wound with this post-fight tweet: "Some people never learn... That looked familiar." Cold-blooded.
Finally, in a bit of a surprise, Pat Barry and Christian Morecraft were awarded "Fight of the Night" despite their fight ending via knockout inside the opening frame. "HD" escaped a few submission attempts before connecting with one of his meathooks but the Mike Easton vs. Jared Papazian bantamweight battle was a far more spirited affair. It also went the distance.
But hey, what's $45 grand amongst friends?
Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC on FX 1:
Knockout of the Night -- Nick Denis
Submission of the Night -- Jim Miller
Fight of the Night -- Pat Barry vs. Christian Morecraft
Again, each fighter received $45,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.
For complete UFC on FX 1 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.