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Alves, Burns, Wiman, Tavares win UFC 85 honors

Thiago Alves, Kevin Burns, Matt Wiman and Thiago Tavares received performance-based awards worth $50,000 each for their efforts Saturday at UFC 85: Bedlam in London.

As if upsetting future Hall of Famer Matt Hughes wasn't enough, Alves won the "Knockout of the Night" award for his flying knee that ended the night of the UFC's most dominant former welterweight champion.

The "Submission of the Night" went to UFC newcomer Kevin Burns, who stepped in as a little-known fighter out of the Midwest in place of the injured Ryo Chonan. Proving that mixed martial arts is more than just grappling, Burns, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt, tapped out Roan Carneiro, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, with a triangle choke.

Despite being on the undercard, Wiman and Tavares fought a technical ground battle before letting their hands fly for an incredible finish that saw Wiman leaving Tavares out cold courtesy of a right cross. The "Fight of the Night" was strong enough to air on the pay-per-view directly after the main event.

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