UFC 150 Results: Recapping the Fight Night Bonuses

Andrew SaundersCorrespondent IIAugust 12, 2012

Courtesy of MMAjunkie.com
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UFC 150 was an exciting night of action in which only three fights made their way to the judges scorecards.

Headlined by a lightweight battle for the UFC championship, the event lived up to the hype and provided fans with a fight card worthy of their hard-earned dollars.

With some fantastic striking exchanges, there was some lofty competition for Knockout of the Night and a handful of options for Fight of the Night.

The awards were worth $60,000 each, and only one award was given out in each of the three categories.

Fight of the Night: Donald Cerrone vs Melvin Guillard

It's rare for a one-round contest to pick up Fight of the Night. It's even less common for a bout lasting less than 90 seconds to take the honor.

Melvin Guillard and Donald Cerrone convinced the Zuffa brass that a fight doesn't have to be a three round affair to be thrilling. The $60,000 bonus certainly makes up for the 10% of his purse that Guillard had to give away for missing weight. 

The bout narrowly won the award over a hotly contested title fight between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson that already has some fans asking for the trilogy.

Submission of the Night: Dennis Bermudez

The only submission on the card came on the FX preliminaries, when Ultimate Fighter runner-up Dennis Bermudez locked in a standing guillotine choke on Tommy Hayden. The stoppage occurred with only 17 seconds left of the first round.

Bermudez survived an early knee that was certainly a cause for concern. His ability to regain composure was impressive, and it led him to collecting a check that his bank account will certainly appreciate.

Knockout of the Night: Donald Cerrone

Coming back from eating some big shots, Donald Cerrone rocked Melvin Guillard with a nasty head kick. Seeing that his former training partner was badly hurt, Cowboy charged forward and landed a right hand that gave Guillard his first non-submission loss in the UFC.

Cerrone's KO was deemed superior to the amazing finish by Erik Perez over Ken Stone that scored him the fastest knockout in bantamweight history at only 17 seconds. With a big right hook, Stone found himself face-planted and eating some heavy ground and pound.

The double award gives Cerrone six bonuses in his past seven fights.