Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 10/23/14
After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Terry Etem and Rousimar Palhares each an additional $65,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes.” Edson Barboza (Pictured) took home two bonuses. Barboza started off 2012 is spectacular fashion by providing the UFC with a highlight reel clip they’ll be able to use for countless promos and shows for years to come. The Brazilian unleashed a vicious spinning wheel kick on Terry Etim to earn “Knockout of the Night.” The news isn’t all bad for Etim, as he and Barboza each pocketed $65k for ‘Fight of the Night.’ Palhares made quick work of Mike Massenzio by locking in a heel hook in the 1stRound of their middleweight tussle. UFC 142 took place inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Jenairo, Brazil.
Fight of the Night: Edson Barboza and Terry Etem ($65,000/each) Submission of the Night: Rousimar Palhares ($65,000) Knockout of the Night: Edson Barboza ($65,000)
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