Alex White nabbed a bonus check in his Octagon debut. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Four men walked away from UFC on Fox 11 with an extra $50,000 on Saturday night, as Thiago Alves, Seth Baczynski, Donald Cerrone and Alex White were awarded post-fight bonuses.
Alves and Baczynski shared “Fight of the Night” honors, while Cerrone and White were both handed “Performance of the Night” bonuses for their first-round finishes.
UFC on Fox 11 took place at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., and was headlined by a one-sided heavyweight main event that saw Fabricio Werdum outstrike Travis Browne to earn the next shot at champion Cain Velasquez.
Alves and Baczynski battled for 15 minutes in their preliminary welterweight showdown, though Alves got the better of most of their exchanges. The victory marked “The Pitbull’s” first in-cage appearance in more than two years and resulted in his 20th career win.
Later, Cerrone, used a single punch to turn the tide of his lightweight showdown with Edson Barboza, dropping the Brazilian with a sharp jab before climbing on his back and submitting him with a rear-naked choke.
White wasted little time in dispatching veteran Estevan Payan, flooring “El Terrible” with a hard left before knocking him unconscious with a violent barrage of rights just 88 seconds into the bout.