“Poster Boy” knocked out fellow light heavyweight contender CoreyAnderson with a clean left hook in the first round of theirheadlining encounter at UFCFight Night 107 in London on Saturday, earning himself a$50,000 “Performance of the Night” award. A glancing punch to thetemple appeared to have Anderson in trouble earlier in the bout,and the heavy-handed Brit capitalized as his opponent circled awayby connecting with the left hook to end the contest at the 3:05mark.
Elsewhere, GunnarNelson pocketed a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” paycheckfor his second-round submission of Alan Jouban in the welterweight co-main event. The Iceland native buckledJouban with a straight right hand, and then used a headlock to pullhis dazed foe to the canvas. From there, Nelson secured aguillotine and rolled to full mount to elicit the tapout 46 secondsinto the frame.
MarlonVera received a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus forspoiling the final bout of BradPickett ‘s career. After losing the first two rounds on thescorecards, the short-notice Ecuadorian dropped Pickett with a highkick and finished his foe with hammerfists on the mat 3:50 into thethird round.
Finally, MarcDiakiese was an easy selection for a $50,000 “Performance ofthe Night” bonus thanks to his spectacular knockout of TeemuPackalen in a preliminary lightweight clash. “Bonecrusher”opened the abbreviated contest by throwing a couple flashy spinningkicks at his Finnish opponent before connecting with acounter-right hand on the jaw. That blow sent Packalen crashing tothe canvas in slow motion and brought an end to the bout 30 secondsafter it began.