Last night’s action at UFC on FOX 7 did not produce any submission finishes. The event did produce eight knockout and TKO finishes out of the 12 bout card, so the UFC awarded two “Knockout of the Night” awards. The fights took place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The main event featured a lightweight title unification bout between UFC champion Benson Henderson and Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez.
Here are the UFC on FOX 7 fighter bonus awards:
Each fighter received $50,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries.
Fight of the Night – Matt Brown vs. Jordan Mein.
Knockout of the Night – Yoel Romero for his flying knee KO of Clifford Starks in the first round.
Knockout of the Night – Josh Thomson for his second round TKO of Nate Diaz with a headkick followed by ground punches, becoming the first person to ever finish Diaz inside the UFC and the second person ever.