TORONTO -- Four fighters earned an extra $129,000 for their efforts during Saturday’s record-breaking UFC 129 show at the Rogers Centre.
"Fight of the Night" honors went to Jose Aldo and Mark Hominick for their five-round title fight, which Aldo won by unanimous decision. "Knockout of the Night" went to Lyoto Machida for his win over Randy Couture and Pablo Garza secured "Submission of the Night" with a nifty flying triangle against Yves Jabouin.
The event set new records in attendance and live gate revenue for a North American mixed martial arts show, drawing 55,724 and $12.075 million.
The co-main event fight between Aldo and Hominick particularly stole the show, as the Canadian challenger nearly pulled off an upset in the final round.
Hominick was checked on several times by the ringside physician due to an enormous amount of swelling on his forehead. On top of it all, Hominick is expecting the birth of his first child this week.
“First off, I just want to say to my wife that I hope I didn’t put you into labor,” said Hominick, following the fight. “I know you’re due any minute. I love you and I hope that you’re OK.
“Second, I want to thank [referee] John McCarthy for not stopping the fight. I was never going to give up.”
For Garza, it was the second time in as many UFC appearances he’s taken "Fight Night" honors. He claimed "Knockout of the Night" in his UFC debut with a one-minute knockout over Fredson Paixao via a flying knee at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale in December.