| UFC 162 took place tonight (July 6th) in Las Vegas, Nevada and the fans were treated to an amazing night of fights. There were huge performances from many of the fighters as we saw Chris Weidman dethrone the long-time champ, Anderson Silva, with a brilliant KO in the second round to claim his spot atop the UFC middleweight division.
Frankie Edgar also put together a nice performance to get a hard fought decision over Charles Oliveira, Mark Munoz had an impressive night as he ran through Tim Boetsch in their middleweight fight, and Dennis Siver and Cub Swanson put on a great showing for the fans in their exciting featherweight bout.
The 4th of July weekend couldn’t have ended with more of a bang as this is easily one of the most explosive cards we’ve seen this year. With Weidman’s huge victory over Silva this is definitely a turning of the pages in the MMA world. It’ll be exciting to see what’s next for all of the fighters from tonight’s card.
The UFC 162 post-fight press conference took place following the huge event on Saturday night and three fight night award bonuses were announced by UFC President Dana White. Here are the lucky money winners from UFC 162:
Each bonus winner is believed to be receiving $50,000 in extra earnings for their impressive performances:
There were no submissions at UFC 162 so the company decided to hand out two FOTN bonuses in the place of the “Submission of the Night” award.
Congrats to all the lucky winners.charles oliveira, Chris Weidman, Cub Swanson, Dennis Siver, Fight Night Bonuses, Frankie Edgar, Jake Chastain, MMA NEWS, ufc 162, ufc news