UFC 136 Post-Fight: Edgar, Lauzon, Phan and Garcia Earn $75,000 Bonuses
Following the action of UFC 136 from Houston's Toyota Center, UFC President Dana White announced the night's bonuses at the post-fight press conference. The bonuses were worth $75,000 for each fighter.
Taking home "Knockout of the Night" honors was champion Frankie Edgar, who finished challenger Gray Maynard in the fourth round of their headlining title tilt. Edgar was forced to survive yet another first round barrage, but rebounded and finished Maynard with strikes. The loss was the first of Maynard's career.
The "Submission of the Night" bonus went to lightweight Joe Lauzon. The Boston-based submission ace made short work of noted striker Melvin Guillard. Lauzon needed only 47 seconds to secure a fight-ending rear-naked choke and derail Guillard's title hopes, possibly moving into the title picture himself with the win.
"Fight of the Night" was reserved for the fast-paced featherweight war between Nam Phan and Leonard Garcia. The rematch of their December 2010 fight lived up to the hype, as the two fighters gave their all in the bout. Phan came out on top with a unanimous decision win, avenging the prior loss.
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