Four men walked away from UFC Fight Night 28 with post-fight bonus money, as Glover Teixeira, Piotr Hallmann, Rafael Natal and Tor Troeng each earned an extra $50,000 for their efforts Wednesday night at Felipe Drummond Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Teixeira picked up “Knockout of the Night” for his first-round stoppage of Ryan Bader in the evening’s Fox Sports 1-broadcast main event, while Hallmann nabbed “Submission of the Night” after forcing Francisco Trinaldo to tap out in their lightweight affair. Meanwhile, middleweights Natal and Troeng (Pictured) shared “Fight of the Night” honors following 15 hard-fought minutes of action.
Though Bader appeared to be the aggressor in the main event’s early going, it was Teixeira who would have the last laugh, recovering from a glancing blow to land a sharp two-punch combination that put Bader flat on his back. The Brazilian pounced with punches, forcing referee Herb Dean to halt the bout at 2:55.
Hallmann, meanwhile, barely survived a shaky first round against Trinaldo, as “Massaranduba” hurt the Pole with body kicks several times in the opening period. Round two would belong to Hallmann, however, as he climbed atop his fatigued foe and applied a fight-ending kimura.
Just prior, Natal picked up his third straight victory by outpointing Troeng, sweeping the Swede multiple times during a back-and-forth first round before flattening him in the second stanza with a dynamite right cross. Somehow, “The Hammer” managed to recover from the blow and make the fight competitive, though the bout’s final decision never appeared to be in jeopardy.