SEATTLE – Yves Edwards and John Albert earned $65,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event, and Scott Jorgensen doubled up with $130,000 in bonus cash.
Edwards earned the "Knockout of the Night" award, Jorgensen won the "Submission of the Night" bonus, and then picked up "Fight of the Night" honors for his first-round win over Albert.
UFC officials announced the winners and bonus amounts following the event, which took place at Seattle's KeyArena.
The event's main card aired on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Edwards (42-18-1 MMA, 10-6 UFC) was fighting for the first time in a year and his knockout of Jeremy Stephens (20-9 MMA, 7-7 UFC) was impressive in that it was the first time Stephens has been knocked out in his career. Stephens was setting the striking tone in the first round, but when he threw a right hand, Edwards threw one at the same time that landed first and put Stephens on the canvas. Edwards followed him to the ground, landed a few punches, and then a right elbow sealed the deal.
Jorgensen (14-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) opened up the card with a thrilling finish that originally was just seen on Facebook – though it made its way onto the close of the prelims on FX. The bantamweight took Albert's back with 10 seconds left in the first round, locked in a rear-naked choke and squeezed for all it was worth. He forced Albert (7-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) to tap with less than one second left in the first round, and the thrilling finish was good enough to get him a second bonus – and help put $65,000 in Albert's pocket, as well – for "Fight of the Night."