Ultimate Fight Night 29 Attendance & Bonuses

It was, for the most part, a lack luster affair and one devoid of much thrill, but nonetheless, UFN 29 on FOX Sports I presented a free MMA card, nonetheless.

The attendance and bonuses as assigned, as are as follows:

The attendance was 6,621 (sellout)

The assigned bonuses were valued at $50,000 (US)

Fight of the night went to Raphael Assuncao & TJ Dillashaw  

Knock out of the night went to Dong Hyun Kim for his 2nd round KO of Erick Silva. For the most part, it was an uninspiring affair, but midway through round two Kim caught Silva with a stiff left and it was over; one more left applied and with Silva’s head pressed against the canva the ref stepped in; over, at the 3:01 mark of the second round and winner by way of KO, Dong Hyun Kim.

*No submission of the night was awarded

**What should easily have been awarded to Rousimar Palhares for submission of the night, with his stunning submission of Mike Pierce at the 31 seconds mark of the first round, has, for whatever reason, been withheld pending further consideration. For the record, the debate appears to revolve around the length of time Palhares held the submission; post Pierce’s tap.

Further and for the record, Pierce was tapped before he hit the ground. Subsequent to that, there should be no debate; Rousimar Palhares, SOTN.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Enjoylife321/ enjoylife321

    I hate di-ck knobs that hold submissions longer and do permanent damage. The sport has enough injuries without that. Hope someone knocks his a=ss out next time. That's not the first time Brian that he has done that

    • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Entity/ Entity

      Maybe in his mind, it's devious pay back for ALL the UFC fighters that have knocked him out. Beyond tonight, I was surprised he wasn't cut sooner.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Enjoylife321/ enjoylife321

        Trying to think, has anyone been suspended by a commission or UFC for holding a submission too long???

        I'm happy to see him go !!! That type of sh-it is sadistic.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Brian-Cox/ Brian Cox

          Renato Sobral, and he acknowledged the fact, post fight. -(

          • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Enjoylife321/ enjoylife321

            @Brian…I found this info…Dana whit is going to fine Palhares….This isn't the first time Palhares failed to let go of a submission after his opponent tapped. He most famously did it against Tomasz Drwal at UFC 111 and was then suspended for 90 days by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board. Palhares was also accused of doing the same thing in two local fights in 2007.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Highkick12/ highkick12

      Ya definitely not the first time. He's juicing right?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/OperationCWAL/ OperationCWAL

    And who said stun gun was gonna grind silva out!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Brian-Cox/ Brian Cox

      Me!….I said that, damn.

      Regardless, it was a boring fight until SG hit him with the big left.

      Contemplating, I was right on the grind, but wrong on the coarse.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Hatch1921/ hatch1921

    ***** Although Rousimar Palhares scored the night's only submission with his 31-second heel hook finish of Mike Pierce, he was not awarded the $50,000 Submission of the Night bonus pending an investigation by the Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA) for an “unsportsmanlike finish.”

    The controversy stems from the referee calling an end to the fight when Pierce tapped, but Palhares failed to release the hold when directed to do so.

    “The commission is investigating the length of time that (Palhares) held the submission,” said UFC executive Marshall Zelaznik, when explaining why the promotion had decided to withhold the bonus.

    “Dana reacted very strongly to it and the commission reacted very strongly to it,” he added.*****

    Should he be cut from the UFC as well? Depends on the investigation I suppose… but… the dip$hit has done this before. He's talented… but pulls $hit stunts like this one again…