UFC on Fox 3: Attendance, gate, and bonuses from New JerseyPosted on May 5, 2012, 11:30 PM by Mike Drahota
The attendance, gate, and post-fight bonuses have been announced for tonight's UFC on Fox 3 from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The event produced an exciting night of fights, and 10,788 fans witnessed the event in person for a live gate of $1.1 million. With two fights containing clear title-shot implications for the future, UFC on Fox 3 was a great success as a non pay-per-view event. The $65,000 bonuses were issued as following:
Submission of the Night:
Nate Diaz earned this award by becoming the first-ever fighter to finish Jim Miller with his vicious guillotine choke. He appeared to play with Miller, now we will see if he can handle either Ben Henderson or Frankie Edgar for the title.
Knockout of the Night:
Lavar Johnson earned this bonus by standing and trading with a standup specialist in Pat Barry. Both threw heat, and Johnson came out on top. He continues to impress since coming over from Strikeforce and should find himself with a step up in competition for his next bout.
Fight of the Night:
Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker was an absolute war, with Lineker appearing to have the upper hand in the triking department. However Gaudinot took Lineker's back and earned the chokeout in a great come-from-behind win that garnered the bonus.