UFC 211 post-fight bonuses: Miocic, Sherman among $50K winners

The American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas was home to a great night of fights, with five (T)KOs, one submission, one no-contest, and just…

By: Stephie Haynes | 6 years ago
UFC 211 post-fight bonuses: Miocic, Sherman among $50K winners
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The American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas was home to a great night of fights, with five (T)KOs, one submission, one no-contest, and just five decisions, including two split-decisions. We also saw yet another controversial finish during the great Alvarez vs. Poirier fight because of the disunified rules of MMA.

Performances of the Night: Stipe Miocic and Jason Knight

Stipe Miocic avenged his loss to Junior dos Santos in emphatic fashion tonight, getting the TKO in the first round. JDS spent the fight with his back against the cage and Miocic stalked him, throwing hooks to cut the Brazilian off and finally, inevitably, he landed. As dos Santos tried to circle out, Stone Cold Stiopic launched a right down the pipe and finished it with ground-and-pound as JDS turtled up. Miocic earned himself $50K and the record for most UFC heavyweight title defenses.

Jason Knight and Chas Skelly put on the fight everyone expected them to. The first round saw a triangle attempt, an omoplata attempt, a gogoplata attempt, a kimura attempt, and a bunch of punches. The second round saw a bunch of kicks. Then punches, then submission attempts, then punches. The third… you get the idea. This was all action, all the time. It was such a great fight not even the ref wanted it to end, and he let Chas Skelly take way more shots than necessary at the end of the bout. That finish, being the first time Chas Skelly has ever been stopped, earned Jason Knight a cool $50K in bonus money.

Fight of the Night: Chase Sherman vs. Rashad Coulter

Chase Sherman and Rashad Coulter had one of those rock-em, sock-em robot back and forth battles filled with drama and violence. The first round saw Sherman kick Coulter’s leg so hard he started fighting like a pirate. The second round saw Coulter try to fight back like only a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest can.

The crazy part is, it almost worked. Sherman got blasted with some huge shots, and looked Houston Alexander levels of exhausted by the time we got halfway through round two, and an improbable comeback didn’t seem to be in the cards. Then, Sherman launched an elbow straight into Coulter’s dome and separated his consciousness from his physical being. Chase Sherman and Rashad Coulter’s meat suit both walked away fifty grand richer for their efforts.

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Stephie Haynes
Stephie Haynes

Stephie Haynes has been covering MMA since 2005. She has also worked for MMA promotion Proelite and apparel brand TapouT. She hosted TapouT’s official radio show for four years before joining Bloody Elbow in 2012. She has interviewed everyone there is to interview in the fight game from from Dana White to Conor McGregor to Kimbo Slice, as well as mainstream TV, film and music stars including Norman Reedus, RZA and Anthony Bourdain. She has been producing the BE podcast network since 2017 and hosts four of its current shows.

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