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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

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)

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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7 Responses to “Nelson, Werdum, Poirier And Thompson Earn $65K UFC 143 Fight Night Bonuses”

  1. Bob Dole says:

    that fight of the night was no fight of the night at all. sloppy and boring.

  2. condit should get a bonus for retirement of the night.. FUCK OFF DIAZ..

  3. GRT 3000 says:

    if it wasn’t for Big Cunt-ry being able to talk, I’d think he might have concrete for a head. unreal the shots that dude can take.

  4. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Roy vs Werdum was exciting! Everyone at the bar was going nuts!

  5. Xaninho says:

    I guess Overeem haters now maybe see an injured Overeem making Werdum beg to fight him on the ground wasn’t such a bad effort at all huh?

  6. waitwtfffwtfwtf says:

    Alex Caceres: Round One= 10-9, Round Two = 8-9, Round Three= 10-9. For a total fight score of 28-27 with Alex as the winner by Unanimous decision. How did they score it exact opposite… Caceres won all 3 rounds but got -2 points in the second round. Not to mention that we’ve all seen fights that have more than 2 groin shots landed on a fighter, never have I seen a fight where they start the penalty with -2 points instead of -1. Wasn’t aware the ref can choose how much points a penalty can be, if they ever minus 3 from someone on the first penalty it fucks up the whole fight. At that point even if the penalized fighter wins 3 10-9 rounds, after the -3 the total is a tie at 27-27. Next time this happens it would be great if the penalized fighter just throws in the white towel, saying sorry for the mistake and they accept the loss. No point in going on with your only option to win being to finish your opponent who was just hit full power in his balls. The other guy just has the option to defend two rounds and barely win one round and its a win. Better to just say sorry for the illegal strike(s), here’s the towel, you win.

  7. Xaninho says:

    The “USA!” chanting morons were back too…

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