UFC 146: Dana White puts 70 grand to what people most like to see

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Nelson lands the winning punch. Photo: Donald Miralle/UFC.

It was a lively evening in Las Vegas. Of the 12 fights on the card at UFC 146 this Saturday, six ended with knockouts and three in submissions. That being the case, UFC president Dana White decided to contemplate what the public likes seeing most.

Two fighters earned the prize for best knockout: Roy Nelson’s swing for the fence on Dave Herman 51 seconds in; and Dan Hardy, who himself got a first-round knockout, on Duane Ludwig.

And two fighters benefited from the prize for best finish. On the main card, Stefan Struve sunk a sterling armbar from guard on Lavar Johnson, while Paul Sass took the bonus for his triangle on Jacob Volkmann.

Now “Fight of the Night” prize was awarded, perhaps because every bout on the card was sublime. Was White unable to make up his mind? Each bonus was worth an extra 70,000 dollars.

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