Post-UFC Fight Night 93: And the Bonus Goes to…

Ryan BaderThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went to Hamburg, Germany for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski vs Barnett. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ and two fighters for ‘Fight of the Night’. The lines to wager on these props were available at Several Bookmakerss. The post-fight bonus winners for UFC Fight Night 93 were… Ryan Bader earns Performance of the Night (formerly, Knockout of the Night) Bader scored an incredibly beautiful knee strike knockout of American Top Team’s Ilir Latifi. It was the picture perfect way for “Darth” to bounce back into the win column following his first round knockout loss to Anthony “Rumble” Johson, which snapped his five fight winning streak at the time. Bader looked excellent throughout the bout, showing solid striking and good durability/recovery. Now back in the win column and looking to put on exciting scraps, fight fans certainly look forward to seeing Bader back inside the Octagon. Noteworthy T/KO(s): – Ashlee Evans-Smith defeated short notice promotional newcomer Veronica Macedo via third round TKO to make it two in a row for herself inside the Octagon. Coming off a split decision victory, she made sure to leave this one out of the hands of the judges. Josh Barnett earns Performance of the Night (formerly, Submission of the Night) Barnett defeated Andrei Arlovski via third round rear naked choke submission in a battle of ex-UFC heavyweight champions. After trading shots and facing an early scare in the opening 30 seconds of the bout, Barnett began to initiate his clinch work and grappling to wear Arlovski down and eventually submit him. This was an entertaining main event to wrap up a solid night of mixed martial arts action in Hamburg, Germany. Noteworthy Submission(s): – None. Josh Barnett and Andrei Arlovski earn Fight of the Night honors for their aforementioned battle in the main event of the evening for UFC Fight Night 93 in Hamburg. Noteworthy fight(s): – Jessin Ayari defeated Jim Wallhead via razor thin split decision in what was the UFC debut for both welterweights. It was an exciting back and forth battle that saw both fighters have their moments, with Ayari capitalizing in the closing end of the final stanza, likely swaying the judges at Octagon-side for that round. – Jack Hermansson defeated Scott Askham via unanimous decision in his promotional debut. Octagon jitters did not seem to play much of a factor, if at all, with the Swede, as he was the fresher fighter by a long shot at the final bell. This was a very fun fight, and despite neither middleweight being of German descent, they had the crowd in Hamburg going.

Written by Gabe Killian

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