Sunday, May 29, 2011
Stann, Santiago earn 'Fight of the night'
By Brett Okamoto
Brian Stann earned a little extra cash on the side by knocking out Jorge Santiago.
UFC middleweight Brian Stann, who served time overseas as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, recorded a memorable knockout win over Jorge Santiago in the promotion’s Memorial Day weekend event.
He took home some extra cash for his performance.
Stann (11-3) claimed a $70,000 bonus along with Jorge Santiago (23-9) for the "Fight of the night" at Saturday’s UFC 130 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
It was the second time Stann has taken the award. The first was for his fight against Mike Massenzio at a UFC Live event in August 2010. The former WEC light heavyweight champion is now a perfect 3-0 since dropping to middleweight.
Also earning bonuses on the night, lightweight Gleison Tibau (23-7) took "Submission of the night" for his second-round win over Rafaello Oliveira and heavyweight Travis Browne (11-0-1) took "Knockout of the night" for his first-round victory over Stefan Struve. Each earned an additional $70,000.