BOSTON - AUGUST 28: Joe Lauzon celebrates after defeating Gabe Ruediger in the first round of their UFC lightweight bout at the TD Garden on August 28 2010 in Boston Massachusetts. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
UFC on Fox 4: Shogun vs. Vera from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, 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 $50,000 each.
The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 22 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's headed home with a second sack of simoleons.
Although he earned a title shot against the winner of Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson later this year with a crushing one-punch knockout of Ryan Bader, Lyoto Machida was not awarded "Knockout of the Night" honors.
No, that went to Mike Swick, who made his return to the Octagon after two years away a memorable one by sleeping DaMarques Johnson in the second round of their welterweight main card kickoff. It wasn't "Quick," but it was well worth the wait.
Joe Lauzon is the one who really cleaned up, though, as he's headed back to Boston with a king's ransom. Indeed, not only did he win "Submission of the Night" for his third round triangle choke victory over a game Jamie Varner, the two were collectively awarded $50K for "Fight of the Night," as well. It was a thrilling back-and-forth war of attrition that, by my estimation, is the current "Fight of the Year."
It was that damn good.
Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC on Fox 4:
Knockout of the Night -- Mike Swick
Submission of the Night -- Joe Lauzon
Fight of the Night -- Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner
Again, each fighter received $50,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.
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