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UFC on Fox 4 Bonuses, Lauzon surpasses Silva

UFC on Fox 4 came out of the gate strong and kept the momentum going throughout the whole card. There was never a slow of pace in the card with the exception of Davis vs. Prado that was ended early (no-contest) due to an accidental eye poke by Davis. Overlooking the card, it was no easy decision to find where to award the bonuses. Joe Lauzon must be one happy man though. The submission specialist received $100,000 on top of his purse, as he pulled in two fight night bonuses, surpassing Anderson Silva and tying Chris Lytle’s record for the most post-fight bonuses at 10. His third round submission of Jaime Varner netted him a Submission of the Night bonus. The two full rounds of  war also netted him the Fight of the Night bonus as well.

Jaime Varner also participated in that Fight on the Night bout and was rewarded with $50,000 which should soften his loss. As happy as Lauzon might be, Mike Swick looked to be ecstatic as well. After being out of the fight game for two and a half years, only to return with an emphatic KO finish, earning his KO of the Night. That win did not come easy after having a very tough round, but in the second Swick was able to knock his opponent out cold after a takedown.

The event was highly attended by 16,080. This was the highest attended bout for the Staples center with UFC 60 brining in 14,802 fans, and UFC 104 having 14,892 fans in attendance. The higher amount of tickets sold may have come from the reduced price, because despite the high attendance they only pulled in a $1.1 million gate. The fights were great, and hopefully kick off a great string of stacked pay-per-views.

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