UFC 115 Awards and BonusesPosted on May 17, 2010, 06:57 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC President Dana White awarded no less than 85,000 dollars to the top performers of the UFC 115: Liddell vs Franklin fight card. The event took place at the GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. UFC 115 was the promotion's first trip to Vancouver, a small victory in White's ongoing struggle to bring Mixed Martial Arts into the mainstream of the Canadian sport.
Former WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit and the young Canadian prospect Rory MacDonald won the prestigious Fight of the Night award for their war at the opening bout of the main card. UFC President Dana White had a positive reaction for Mirko Filipovic's post-fight plea, by awarding the Croatian Legend the Submission of the Night award. Finally, Former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin earned the well-deserved Knockout of the Night bonus, for sending Chuck Liddell out cold to the canvas.
Next UFC attraction will be long-anticipated Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale, headlined by the Light Heavyweight showdown between Keith Jardine and Matt Hamill. The event will take place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on June 19th.