Griffin, Jackson, Guillard, Miller, earn bonuses..

Forrest Griffin, Quinton Jackson, Melvin Guillard and Cole Miller each earned $60,000 "fight night" bonuses for their performances at UFC 86.

UFC 86 took place Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and aired live on pay per view. The bonus amounts represented an increase of $10,000 over the $50,000 payouts for winners from June's UFC 85 event.

MMAjunkie. com (www. mmajunkie. com) confirmed the bonuses with sources close to the winning fighters.

New light-heavyweight champion Griffin and Jackson were given Fight of the Night honors for their 25-minute main event battle.

Griffin used a steady dose of leg kicks and jabs to frustrate his opponent throughout the fight. Jackson countered valiantly and visibly rocked Griffin on several occasions. In the end, Jackson's promise of a definitive ending to the bout went unfulfilled, and Griffin took Jackson's belt with a unanimous decision victory.

Guillard, in his first fight back in the UFC since dropping two straight bouts in 2007, took home the evening's Knockout of the Night award.

Despite being the only knockout of the evening, the bout was nevertheless deserving of the honors. Guillard caught Dennis Siver early with a stiff right hand from which Siver never fully recovered. After Guillard wrestled free of a near-arm bar shortly after, Guillard again rocked Siver with a right hand, then caught the German once again on the way to the canvas. A quick flurry of shots followed, and referee Herb Dean called a halt to the action just 36 seconds into the first round.

Miller, a 24-year-old "TUF 5" veteran, battled through adversity with Jorge Gurgel to earn Submission of the Night honors.

In a rousing, back-and-forth battle, Miller forced a Gurgel tap just 12 seconds from the end of a fight that Miller seemed on his way to losing. With the victory, the American Top Team fighter moves to 3-1 in the octagon.
The preliminary fight, not seen on pay-per-view, can be viewed free of charge on UFC. com.

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