UFC on Fox 5: Recapping the Fight Night Bonuses from Henderson vs. Diaz

Riley Kontek@@BigRIlesMMAFeatured ColumnistDecember 8, 2012

August 11, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; UFC host Joe Rogan (left) talks with Benson Henderson (right) after he defeated Frankie Edgar (not pictured) during UFC 150 at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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The fight-night bonuses of UFC on Fox don't come as a surprise. The only thing that gives us a surprise is Scott Jorgensen's double dip.

I personally thought the fight between John Albert and Scott Jorgensen was the best fight of fight night. I didn't actually think the UFC would agree with me because they were on the undercard.

The Submission of the Night went to Jorgensen. His rear-naked choke of John Albert was the only submission of night, proving why it was the best.

To be honest, it was a fantastic tapout.

The Knockout of the Night went to Yves Edwards. Not only was he the only guy to stagger Jeremy Stephens, but he is the first guy to knock Stephens out.

Edwards showed he is a student of the game. He took a knockout that Sam Stout handed him and made it a reality when he used a left-hook counter to KO Stephens. It was an amazing KO, to be honest.

We then go the Fight of the Night. It again came on the undercard, as Scott Jorgensen fought John Albert. It was an amazing ground war.

For just under five minutes (and I really mean that), guys put on a performance that would bring guys into the mainstream. If you were to fight anyone, you best have brought a game that could be best observed.

Everyone that observed the fight-night bonuses knows that whoever won the bonuses earned them. Jorgensen put $165,000 away to make sure he was paid for the night.

Either way, whether you were Jorgensen or Edwards, you got paid. Fight-night bonuses make sure guys put in their best work, and that was certainly the case Saturday.