UFC 120 bonuses: Bisping, Akiyama, Condit and Sass earn $60K awardsPosted on October 17, 2010, 11:27 AM by Joey Santosus
UFC 120 Competitors Michael Bisping, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Carlos Condit, and Paul Sass were each awarded a hefty $60k bonus for their performance in London, England Saturday.
Sass showcased impressive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in his bout with Mark Holst, securing a triangle choke and forcing Holst to tap late in the opening round. The victory improves his record to 11-0 and earned him "Submission of the Night" honors in his promotional debut.
Condit reminded fans why he is known as "The Natural Born Killer," scoring a vicious knockout victory over Dan Hardy. The bout remained competitive until late in the first round, as both men unloaded with huge left hooks with Condit's hitting the mark first, sending Hardy crashing down hard and subsequently securing the "Knockout of the NIght" bonus for the former WEC champ.
Finally, the main event did not disappoint, as Bisping and Akiyama opted to stand toe to toe for the duration of the bout. While Akiyama threatened to end things early, landing big in the first round, Bisping kept his composure and effectively picked his opponent apart to pick up a unanimous decision win. While Bisping was successful in scoring the victory for the hometown crowd, both men walked away with "Fight of the Night" honors and nice bonus to go with it.
Michael Bisping vs Yoshihiro Akiyama: Fight of the Night
Carlos Condit: Knockout of the Night
Paul Sass: Submission of the Night
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