Mark Hunt, Johnny Case, Kyung Ho Kang and Michinori Tanaka took home $50,000 bonuses Saturday night at UFC Fight Night “Hunt vs. Nelson.”
The event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Hunt closed out the evening in style, disposing of Roy Nelson with a vicious knockout at 3:00 of round two in their heavyweight headliner. The “Performance of the Night” award was a result of the first knockout loss of Big Country’s UFC career.
Kang and Tanaka went blow-for-blow in the night’s bantamweight preliminary bout, with Kang emerging victorious on the scorecards via split decision despite a late surge from Tanaka. For their efforts, the pair earned “Fight of the Night” honors.
The show’s other “Performance” bonus went to undercard Lightweight “Hollywood” Case. The Jefferson, Iowa, native pulled off an impressive submission finish, forcing Kazuki Tokudome to tap to a guillotine hold at 2:34 of the second round.