In a night that was a disaster for Anderson Silva at UFC 168, but UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey cleaned up, taking both Submission of the Night honors and Fight of the Night along with long-time foe Miesha Tate. UFC heavyweight Travis Browne claimed Knockout of the Night honors for his first-round stoppage of former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett.
Each fighter earned $75,000 for the award, giving Rousey $150,000.
Rousey, 26, was pushed to new limits in her rematch with Tate at UFC 168. Prior to the contest, Rousey was never pushed beyond the first round in her professional MMA career. Opposite Tate, 27, she was forced to go to the third round dealing with a Tate who was able to shut down the hips of the Olympic judoka and work offensively off of her own back. Both fighters traded strikes on their feet, but it was Rousey was still able to find ways to lift Tate off of her feet with multiple throws and trips throughout the fight.
By the third round, Rousey was in complete control and managed, despite being reversed in position, to land her patented armbar in the third round. The end came officially at :58 of the third.
Rousey jumps to 8-0 in MMA while Tate drops to 13-5.
Claiming Knockout of the Night honors was Hawaii's own, Travis Browne, 31. Browne was able to stuff virtually all of the attacks from former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett, 36. Browne landed a vicious knee to the body of Barnett, which caused Barnett to drop for a takedown against the fence. Browne, however, stuffed it and immediately landed a series of devastating but legal elbows to the side of Barnett's head leaving him completely unconscious against the fence.
Browne climbs to 16-1-1 while Barnett slides to 33-7.