If there's a way to get over being knocked out in just 7 seconds in the UFC, it's to knockout your opponent in your very next fight in 14 seconds. The UFC announced the winners of the post-fight bonus award via Twitter.
That's precisely what Anthony Perosh did at UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he knocked out Vinny Magalhaes in 14 seconds into the first round. The 41-year old Australian earned $50,000 for his efforts, which is the first post-fight bonus of his career. Magalhaes essentially moved directly into the path of a traveling right hand, stunning the Brazilian badly and causing him to crash to the mat. Perosh followed up with a few strikes and hammerfists, forcing the lightning quick stoppage. Perosh moves to 14-7 in his MMA career while Magalhaes slides to 10-7.
Claiming Submission of the Night honors on Saturday was multiple-time world champion at black belt in jiu-jitsu, Sergio Moraes. He faced off against Neil Magny in what ended up being a one-sided affair. After an insifde trip planted Magny on his back, the end was already there. Moraes moved to side control through a back step off a knee cut across fake. As Magny tried to frame out and hip bump from side control, Moraes used it to move back into mount where he locked up a triangle. Moraes eventually rolled to his back adding in harsh angles and a few strikes to force the tap at 3:13 of the first round. Moraes upgrades to 8-2 in his MMA career. Magny drops to 8-2.
Fight of the Night honors went to a pair of flyweights competing on the preliminary card: Ian McCall and Iliarde Santos. McCall eventually won the contest, using impeccable footwork and volume striking to outpoint the very game Brazilian. Santos had his moments with heavy strikes and surprisingly strong defensive and offensive wrestling, but ultimately couldn't mount enough offense to earn the judges' decision. McCall won the contest 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28 across the judges score cards. McCall moves to 12-4-1 in MMA while Santos holds a record of 27-8-.
All of the winners pocketed $50,000 for their exploits. UFC 163 took place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main card aired on pay-per-view.