Found January 15, 2012 on
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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Saturday night at UFC 142 was the time and place for one of the most dynamic ****-outs in UFC history. It happened in the first pay-per-view match of the night between lightweights, Edson Barboza and Terry Etim.
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