Thiago Silva, Erick Silva and Rafael Calvacante Pick Up UFC on FUEL TV 10 Bonuses
By FCF Staff
UFC on FUEL TV 10 turned out to be a huge night for Thiago Silva, as not only did the light-heavyweight stop Rafael Cavalcante in the first round, but he earned “Fight of the Night” and “Knockout of the Night” honors.
After several heated striking exchanges, Cavalcante appeared to be fatigued as the round neared it’s end, and Silva floored the Strikeforce vet with a right upper cut. After a couple more follow up shots the bout was called. Silva earned $50,000 for each award (for a total of 100K) and Cavalcante also picked up an extra 50 grand.
“Submission of the Night”, and $50,000 went to Erick Silva, who needed just over a minute to tap out Jason High with a nicely executed, triangle-armbar combination. The win returned Silva to the winner’s circle, after he lost by unanimous decision to Jon Fitch last October.
UFC on FUEL TV 10 went down in Fortaleza, Brazil and featured Fabricio Werdum submitting “Minotauro” Nogueira in the main event.