UFC 162 bonuses: Weidman, Swanson, Siver, Edgar, Oliveira bag $50,000

by • July 7, 2013 • News, UFCComments (0)

The traditional post-fight bonuses were announced by UFC president Dana White at the post-fight press conference for UFC 162. ‘Fight of the Night’ honors were dished out to Swanson-Siver and Edgar-Oliveira, while the ‘Knockout of the Night’ bonus went in the way of Chris Weidman. Without any tapouts, well, there was no ‘Submission of the Night’ bonus.

Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver

  • Both Cub Swanson and Dennis Siver were tasked to set the stage for the main card on PPV, they truly delivered. With a display of striking prowess from both athletes, neither fighter was able to quite cancel the other out in the opening exchanges. Siver made it extremely difficult for Swanson to maneuver in and out with strikes, forcing the latter fighter to strike from the outside for prolonged periods of the bout. But in the 3rd round, Swanson, with speed and accuracy, tagged Siver, promptly forcing an intervention from the referee when the German was unable to recover from the barrage of punches that was raining down on him.

Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira

  • In the co-main event, Frankie Edgar and Charles Oliveira kept a high and fast pace with neither fighter backing down from one another. With Edgar using his vintage speed and Boxing to get the better of his opponent, Oliveira capitalized on his Muay Thai and tried keeping Edgar out of reach for certain parts of the fight. But in the end, it was a clear victory for Edgar, who was undoubtedly the better striker in this one. The New Jersey finally snaps his losing streak after close decision losses to Benson Henderson and Jose Aldo.

Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman 

  • Chris Weidman did the impossible and made history in the main event, dethroning arguably the greatest pound-for-pound MMA fighter that ever lived – Anderson Silva. This fight was reminiscent of the Silva-Maia fight, in which Silva mocked his opponent en route to a Unanimous Decision victory. This one though, was slightly different. Silva carried on his clowning antics against Weidman but paid for it this time around, when a solid left hook from the American knocked him out cold in the 2nd stanza.
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