Mark Hunt, Kyle Noke, Chris Lytle and Brian Ebersole all pocketed an extra $75,000 for their performances tonight at UFC 127.
In addition to picking up his first win since 2006–not to mention his first win in the UFC–PRIDE FC and K-1 veteran Mark Hunt also earned “Knockout of the Night” honors when he took out Brock Lesnar training partner Chris Tuchscherer with a devastatingly smooth uppercut at 1:41 of Round 2. The victory improves Hunt’s MMA record to 6-7.
Former Crocodile Hunter bodyguard Kyle Noke earned his fifth win in a row–third in the UFC– this evening by choking out his The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz cast mate Chris Camozzi in the first round of their middleweight contest. Noke was awarded “Submission of the Night” for his impressive win, which brings his record to 19-4-1. Camozzi falls to 14-4.
Welterweight mainstay Chris Lytle lost a shocking upset to Octagon newcomer but MMA veteran Brian Ebersole tonight, but still earned the “Fight of the Night” bonus he always seeks, bringing his tally to eight overall performance bonuses. Lytle showed heart, as always, but was a slight step behind Brian Ebersole, who also kept Lytle off-rhythm by using an unorthodox attack. Ebersole announces his arrival with the victory, and Lytle finds himself back in the middle of the pack.
UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch went down tonight at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.