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17-09-2009, 10:29
UFC Fight Night 19 bonuses and awards for ‘Diaz vs Guillard’ Spike TV fights (http://mmamania.com/2009/09/16/ufc-fight-night-19-bonuses-and-awards-for-diaz-vs-guillard-spike-tv-fights/)

By: Jesse Holland (http://mmamania.com/author/jesse/)

UFC Fight Night 19: “Diaz vs. Guillard” from the the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., has officially wrapped, which means that it’s time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts.
To the tune of $30,000 each.

The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 20 fighters on the card. And it may not come as a shock whose wallets are leaving “The Sooner State” a little heavier.

In addition to their base salaries, the UFC awarded middleweight strikers Nate Quarry and Tim Credeur “Fight of the Night” for their gritty, back-and-forth 185-pound war.

“The Rock” proved he still has plenty of heart, coming back to win a “Crazy” finish after getting popped on several occasions in the first round.
Jeremy Stephens may not have had much competition when all was said and done — his TKO over Justin Buccholz (cut) was the only one on the card — but it was still good enough to earn him “Knockout of the Night.”
As expected, lightweights Melvin Guillard and Nate Diaz threw leather for a majority of their fight, with “The Young Assassin” doing most of the damage in the first round. However, Diaz proved why he is so dangerous on the ground, tapping out Guillard with a slick guillotine choke in the second round and securing a “Submission of the Night” bonus.

Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC Fight Night 19:

Fight of the Night — Nate Quarry vs. Tim Credeur
Knockout of the Night — Jeremy Stephens
Submission of the Night -– Nate Diaz
Again, each fighter received $30,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible. The Spike TV event drew approximately 7,500 fans for a reported live gate of $650,000.

For complete UFC Fight Night 19 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here (http://mmamania.com/2009/09/16/ufc-fight-night-19-results-and-coverage-live-tonight-sept-16/) and here (http://mmamania.com/2009/09/16/ufc-fight-night-19-results-and-post-fight-discussion-for-diaz-vs-guillard/).