The $100,000 bonuses are the biggest ever awarded for the traditional post-fight awards.
Akiyama and Belcher received “Fight of the Night” honors for their three-round battle, which saw Belcher connect with leg kicks at will that left “Sexyama” limping, while Akiyama’s multiple takedowns were enough to earn him to victory.
Henderson earned “Knockout of the Night” with a highlight reel knockout of rival Michael Bisping in the second-round of their featured main card bout. After dominating Bisping throughout the opening round, Henderson stalked Bisping in the second looking for a knockout opportunity before connecting with a right that collapsed Bisping to the canvas and following it up with a brutal flying elbow that left Bispng unconscious for nearly a minute.
“Submission of the Night” went to “Filthy” Tom Lawlor for his 55-second guillotine choke submission of CB Dollaway on the UFC 100 prelimiary card.
[Pictured: Yoshihiro Akiyama]