UFC 116 was such a memorable event that handing out the evening’s “best of the night” bonuses was no easy task. For that reason, two matches earned “best fight” accolades, worth 75 thousand dollars to the participating fighters.
The two fights earning “fight of the night” accolades were Stephan Bonnnar’s win over Krysztof Soszynski and Chris Leben’s submission win over Yoshihiro Akiyama. All four participants were benefitted.
The submission of the night award went to heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar for his arm-and-neck choke over Shane Carwin.
Gerald Harris was rewarded the “knockout of the night” award for his fight with David Branch.