The UFC on Saturday awarded $40,000 Fight Night bonuses, including two “Fight of the Night” honors, to Marcus Davis, Chris Lytle, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Mark Coleman, Alan Belcher, and Denis Siver for their performances at UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland.
Davis and Lytle kicked off the pay-per-view broadcast with an exciting standup brawl that saw Davis edge Lytle via split decision, earning the pair “Fight of the Night” honors.
In the other “Fight of the Night,” Rua and Coleman both gassed early in their co-headliner but still managed to put on a good scrap, with Rua eventually scoring a late third-round TKO.
After being thououghly dominated with superior ground work for the majoirty of the first two rounds against heavy favorite Denis Kang, Alan Belcher secured a fight-ending arm-in guillotine choke late in the second to take home “Submission of the Night” honors.
On an undercard filled with TKOs, “Knockout of the Night” went to Denis Siver for his technical knockout of Nate Mohr with a late third-round kick .
UFC 93 sold out the O2 Arena, with 9,369 spectators generating a $1.3 million live gate.