The UFC’s first visit to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia saw both a myriad of excitement and violent knockouts in spades. Unfortunately, there can only be so many combatants that take home the fight night bonuses. For UFC on FX 6, it’s Nick Penner, Cody Donovan, and Ben Alloway that find themselves going home $40,000 richer.
Donovan and Penner needed less than one round to put on a show for the Zuffa brass. In the 4:35 that the bout lasted, both men found themselves hurt while they battered one another about the cage for a “Fight of The Night” paycheck. It was Donovan, however, that would put nails to pine. A crushing left hook from “Donnybrook” would send the Canadian to the ground, where he was met with an additional set of punches that put him away.
What can be said about the knockout victory that Ben Alloway scored over Manny Rodriguez than “that was brutal”? It was a bit unorthodox, as the bout suffered a false stop due to a low blow from the Aussie, but when the action was restarted, “Benny Blanco” capped things off with a violent exclamation point. While “Chalate” was changing levels, he was met with a vicious front kick to the jaw. Rodriguez went down in a heap, and after a few more punches, it was elementary. The official time “Knockout of the Night” came at 4:57 of the opening stanza.