Heck of a way for Versus to kick off its UFC live event coverage. Knockout after knockout after knockout . . . after knockout.
Craziness all around for the 6,443 fans at the 1stBank Center in Bloomfield, Colo. Instead of giving out the usual Knockout of the Night and Fight of the Night bonus money, UFC president Dana White et. al. went another route. They handed out three Knockout of the Night bonuses.
1) Jon Jones added $50,000 to his bank account for his killer elbow that blew up Brandon Vera's face.
2) Junior Dos Santos picked up a sweet $50,000 for making Gabriel Gonzaga fold like origami . . . again.
3) John Howard has 50-large to his name now thanks to his destruction of Daniel Roberts.
All were first-round knockouts. Poor Brendan Schaub. He knocked out Chase Gormley in 47 seconds and got nothing but his normal paycheck for the win. Dagger.
Clay Guida earned $50,000 for submission of the night against Shannon Gugerty.