After Nate Marquardt was pulled from the main event of UFC on Versus 4, a heavyweight encounter between Cheick Kongo and Pat Barry was promoted to the top of the card. That shrewd move ended up paying off dividends for the UFC. The fight featured a classic comeback for the ages that saw Kongo putting out Barry with a 1st round KO after being knocked down two times in the first stanza. Kongo won $50,000 for “Knockout of the Night”.
“Submission of the Night” went to Joe Lauzon, who was collecting his seventh bonus in the Octagon for his win over Curt Warburton via kimura.
“Fight of the Night” went to Nik Lentz and Charles Oliveira in a strong encounter that was marred by controversy at the finish. In the second round, Oliveira delivered a brutal knee to the Lentz’ skull while he had his knees on the ground. The referee didn’t stop the bout and another knee put Lentz down before a rear naked choke ended the contest. Joe Rogan announced that the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission officials were looking into the footage and that if over-turned, the fight would be ruled a “no contest” instead of a submission loss for Lentz.
Tags: Charles Oliveira, Cheick Kongo, Curt Warburton, Joe Lauzon, Mixed Martial Arts, Nik Lentz, Pat Barry, UFC on Versus 4
Source: MMA Torch