Outside of providing fans with a quick thrill, another good aspect of submission victories during UFC events is that it allows the Gracies to dissect the tap so us non-professionals can understand exactly what went down.
In the latest edition of “Gracie Breakdown,” Rener Gracie analyzed Joe Lauzon’s (Pictured) impressive triangle choke over Jamie Varner at “UFC on FOX 4.”
Although Varner appeared to be winning much of their standup war, the former WEC lightweight champ broke his right hand during the 2ndRound and was forced to change up his game plan and take the scrap to the canvas.
Unfortunately for Varner, he entered into J-Lau’s world and found himself wrapped between Lauzon’s legs. Moments later, Varner was forced to cry uncle.
Lauzon pocketed $50,000 for ‘Submission of the Night’ honors. He and Varner also took home the ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus.
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Joe Lauzon checks in with an awesome video blog. Lauzon takes you behind the scenes during the last minute preparations and weigh-ins for the fight against Jamie Varner at UFC on FOX 4. A victorious Lauzon is shown backstage in the locker room and doing interviews following his “Fight of the Night” performance in which he submitted Varner in the third round.
Before and After...
After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded three fighters some extra cash for their special performances at “UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera.”
Joe Lauzon (Pictured) double dipped by taking home ‘Fight of the Night’ for his battle against Jamie Varner, and ‘Submission of the Night’ for his triangle choke on the former WEC lightweight champ.
At the UFC on FOX 4 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White announced that Joe Lauzon, Jamie Varner and Mike Swick earned $50,000 bonuses.
Lauzon earned two bonuses totaling $100,000 for his “Fight of the Night” performance with Jamie Varner as well as his “Submission of the Night”. Lauzon submitted Varner in the third round by triangle choke. Lauzon has...
It was an amazing night of fights at UFC on FOX 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. UFC President Dana White announced that Lyoto Machida earned the next title shot at the light heavyweight championship after a second round knockout of Ryan Bader.
UFC officials also announced that the following fighters were awarded 50K bonuses for their performances at UFC on FOX 4.
Philip De Fries (Pictured) bounced back from the only defeat on his 9-1 (1 NC) résumé in impressive fashion on Saturday.
The heavyweight’s 2ndRound rear-naked choke of Oli Thompson was the first submission in last night’s card. Unfortunately for the Brit, there was plenty more where that came from and he was ultimately topped by Joe Lauzon’s triangle choke over Jamie Varner...
Jamie Varner (Pictured) was winning the standup battle against Joe Lauzon in the opening stanza, so why did he decide to go for takedowns as their scrap went on? Were you asking yourself this same question on Saturday night?
As it turns out, Varner had not choice but to change up his strategy after breaking his right haymaker during the middle frame.
“Looks like I broke my hand...
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