Alex Caceres and Sergio Pettis put on a show. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Alex Caceres walked away from UFC on Fox 10 with $100,000 in post-fight bonus money, as “Bruce Leeroy” was awarded both “Fight of the Night” and “Submission of the Night” honors.
UFC officials announced the awards during Saturday night’s press conference at Chicago’s United Center. Both Donald Cerrone and Sergio Pettis earned $50,000 for their efforts, as Cerrone received the nod for “Knockout of the Night,” while Pettis shared the “FOTN” with Caceres.
Caceres appeared too slow to handle Pettis in the first round of their 135-pound showdown, but the “TUF 12” alum eventually caught up to the Roufusport phenom in the second period, dropping him with a crisp left hand. Though Pettis would recover nicely from the blow, Caceres slammed the door in the third stanza by scoring a takedown and cinching a fight-ending rear-naked choke.
Cerrone would ultimately lay his opponent to rest late in the opening frame, but it was Adriano Martins who got off first, popping “Cowboy” with several crisp punches in the early stages of their lightweight affair. Cerrone then swiftly brought that trend to a halt with one well-placed head kick, which instantly relieved the Brazilian of his consciousness and scored Cerrone his second straight win.