UFC 145 Results: Recapping the Fight of the Night Bonuses

Andrew SaundersCorrespondent IIApril 22, 2012

UFC 145 was an action-packed evening that included some incredible finishes and enjoyable fights. Many underdogs were able to overcome the odds, including Eddie Yagin and Ultimate Fighter veteran Matt Brown, while some favorites did what they do best: win.

The traditional fight night awards were given out at this event and each winner earned an additional $65,000 check.


Knockout of the Night: Ben Rothwell

While Rothwell surprised many by winning this fight via KO, his triple left hook combination was enough to send Brendan Schaub to la-la-land.

Did it Deserve the Award?

On most nights, this knockout would have been deemed the best. I'm not sure how the UFC overlooked the spectacular knockout that Michael McDonald put on former WEC champion Miguel Torres. In my opinion, that fight was the rightful winner.


Submission of the Night: Travis Browne

With an impressive arm triangle choke, Travis Browne remains undefeated in the UFC. His victory over Strikeforce import Chad Griggs was both quick and decisive.

Did it Deserve the Award?

As the only submission on the card, it wins by default. However, the submission was well executed and certainly worthy of the honor.


Fight of the Night: Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin

Many analysts, myself included, expected Mark Hominick to make quick work of Eddie Yagin. Yagin fell flat in his first UFC outing, and on paper, this looked like nothing more than an attempt to get Hominick back in the win column. Credit Joe Silva on this matchup though, because very few could have expected the fireworks we witnessed.

Did it Deserve the Award?

Absolutely. Yagin nearly finished the contest on two occasions and Hominick never gave up. A late charge from Hominick nearly caused a stoppage, and this fight certainly made us take notice of the up-and-coming Yagin.