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Saturday, 02/04/2012, 11:04 pm

Nelson, Werdum, Poirier And Thompson Earn $65K UFC 143 Fight Night Bonuses

Tonight’s UFC 143 event has come and gone.

In the main event from The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Carlos Condit was able to edge out Nick Diaz to earn a unanimous decision victory. Condit was crowned the new UFC interim welterweight champion and Nick Diaz, upset at the judges’ decision retired in the cage.

For their parts on the evenings card, Fabricio Werdum and Roy Nelson took home “Fight of the Night” honors, Dustin Poirier took home “Submission of the Night” and Stephen Thompson took home “Knock Out of the Night.”

The fighters listed took home an additional $65,000 for their efforts.

MAIN CARD: (Pay-Per-View)
Carlos Condit def. Nick Diaz  via unanimous decision (48, 47 – 49, 46 – 49, 46) (To Win The UFC interim welterweight title)
Fabricio Werdum def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30,27-30,27-30,27)
Josh Koscheck def. Mike Pierce via split decision (29,28-29,28-29,28)
Renan Barao def. Scott Jorgensen via unanimous decision (30,27-30,27-30,27)
Ed Herman def. Clifford Starks via submission (Rear Naked Choke) – Round 2, 1:43

PRELIMINARY CARD:
 (FX)
Dustin Poirier def.Max Holloway   submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:23
Edwin Figueroa def. Alex Caceres via split decision (28,27-28,27-28,27)
Matt Brown def. Chris Cope via knockout – Round 2, 1:19
Matt Riddle def. Henry Martinez via split decision (29,28-29,28-29,28)

PRELIMINARY CARD:
 (Facebook)
Rafael Natal def. Michael Kuiper via unanimous decision (30,27-30,27-29,28)
Stephen Thompson def. Dan Stittgen via knockout (head kick) -Round 1, 4:13

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