UFC 156 is in the books, the night brought some great fights with many of them going the distance, but the night also had a couple submissions and a couple of knockouts, including the shocking KO of the highly touted Alistair Overeem.
At the end of the night two championship dreams were dashed, and we may have more questions than answers coming out of the event. All in all four fighters walked away with $50,000 bonuses.
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva won “Knockout of the night” for his shocking and devastating KO of Alistair Overeem, Overeem was in control of the fight for the first 2 rounds, but that all changed at the beginning of the 3rd when Bigfoot caught “The Reem” and connected on consecutive punches until Overeem was out on his feet at the 25 second mark. The win puts him in the mix in the heavyweight division, and the upset loss knocks Overeem out of title contention.
Bobby Green, a Strikforce import won “Submission of the night” when he upset the very tough Jacob Volkmann on the preliminary card. Volkmann seemed to run out of gas early, Green then took control, and locked in a rear naked choke late in the fight to earn the submission victory, and a great way to start his UFC career.
The “Fight of the Night” went to the main event between Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo. The fight was by far the best of the main card as it was a back and forth five round thriller. Aldo started off hot winning the first two rounds clearly before Edgar made a furious comeback, as he seems like he always does, but just like in his last two title fights he fell just a little short. It was a great effort for Edgar, who was making his featherweight debut, however Jose Aldo proved once again that 145 lb. division is his for the time being.Tags: mma, MMA NEWS, ufc, ufc 156, ufc 156 results, ufc news