UFC Fight Night 14: "Silva vs. Irvin" at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 19 is in the books. And on a night when some of the biggest -- literally and figuratively -- fighters in the sport were in action just up the dial, the participants on the Spike TV card held their own.
Especially Rory Markham. The gritty International Fight League (IFL) and mixed martial arts veteran -- who was making his Octagon debut -- had a SCARY knockout via head kick over Brodie Farber in round one of their welterweight tilt.
Hopefully, Farber is fine. We know Markham is -- he's $25,000 richer because he scored the "Knockout of the Night." It's well deserved.
Here are the special fight bonuses for "Silva vs Irvin:"
Fight of the Night: Frank Edgar vs. Hermes Franca
Submission of the Night: CB Dollaway
Knockout of the Night: Rory Markham
Each fighter received $25,000 for their efforts in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as humanly possible.
It’s good to see Franca earn some extra scratch even in defeat. He's a good guy and a talented fighter. And that 12-month suspension must have hit him hard in the wallet.
Hope to see him back in action real soon ... Edgar, too.
For complete UFC Fight Night 14 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.