Ultimate Fight Night 30 Bonuses: Lyoto Machida Earns His Money

Ultimate Fight Night 30 Bonuses: Lyoto Machida Earns His Money


UFC President Dana White has, at the Ultimate Fight Night 30 post-fight press conference, announced that the bonuses handed out for the Manchester event were $50,000.

The awards were given to Lyoto Machida, Nicholas Musoke, Luke Barnatt and Andrew Craig.

Lyoto Machida took home the knockout-of-the-night bonus, for his masterful head-kick and immediate dispatching of Mark Munoz. It truly was a thing of beauty. In the replay, fans could see Machida eating up just a little bit more of the range with every faint forward and boom, he exploded forward and up, and it was over for Mark.  

Nicholas Musoke garnered the submission-of-the-night bonus, for his impressive armbar of Alessio Sakara. The two stood toe-to-toe throwing some heavy shots at one another and for a while, it looked like the bout had FOTN potential. However, when the fight went to the ground Sakara lingered in Musoke’s guard and paid for it, with a beautifully executed and transitioned armbar. As sunk, Sakara had no choice but to tap.

The fight-of-the-night honors were culled by Luke Barnatt and Andrew Craig picked, who put on put a pretty good fight and exchanged a lot of heavy shots in doing so. At one stage of the fight Barnatt had Craig all but out on his feet, but he somehow managed to survive. However, by the second round Barnatt was able to take full control of the fight and eventually submitted his tiring foe.

The event took place at the Phones4u Arena in Manchester, England.

Gates and attendances were not immediately available.

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Zip Zip

    Oh the match-ups @ 185 :)

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Zip Zip

      And considering Mousasi is dropping to 185, unreal.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      The division is getting really deep; from the four spot up, it's really nasty.
      Given that Machida not only replaces Munoz @ 5, but also Bisping @4; Machida would kill Bisping. I don't see how he could re ahead of LM in the standings.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/odesahitman odesahitman

        Brian I have to agree… (I've followed Bisping since he entered the UFC)… he couldn't technically outbox Machida… also, I believe Bisping has a big fight phobia which is based on low self esteem… I believe he uses anger to overcome his fear, (which is how human beings are set to operate).

        I believe that if Bisping is to have any chance of success it will require him to do something radically different…

        my two cents

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

          Odesa, that's the first time I've ever heard a lack of KO power being referred to as low self esteem. :-)

          Your 2 cents is always worth hearing, Odesa.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/T803 T803

            Has nothing to do with KO power. He's saying that Bisping isn't technical enough to stand with Machida, that + him freezing up when it comes to number 1 contented fights would make for a bad night. Lots of champs don't have KO power, GSP, Jones, Johnson, Benson definitely didn't.

            KO power is not a necessity to be a great fighter, it's more of a luxury :)

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            T8, I disagree with your assessment.

            Odesa is an extremely intricate poster and of deep mind, and when Odesa states that he believes that Bisping suffers from low self esteem, trust me, OD-Hitman isn't trying to use metaphors. He means it. If ODH posts that he thinks Bisping lacks self esteem, he means it.

            I for one, take it as a very thoughtful insight and one worthy of consideration and merit. I think ODH might have a point. Bisping grew up in working class poor, not supposed to amount to anything, England; at least that is my understanding of his life's story. As such, Odesa presents a very interesting observation of how that up-bringing might demonstrate itself in the ring.

            Neither Odesa nor myself have anyway of proving the case, but nonetheless, Hitman's assessment is a reasonable one.

            That would be my view of it, at least. However, for the record, I confess no expertise that would stipulate to either myself nor ODH as being right, exact or correct.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/T803 T803

            I can't tell if your joking or not. But You should prob let the man speak for himself. I think you heard what you wanted to hear. But the context is there. (A Phobia when it comes to BIG FIGHTS, Not being Technical enough).. Don't see why your trying to make it seem like something it's not. Your looking waaaayyyy to into it.