UFC Fight Night 60 in Colorado wrapped up a long and exciting extended weekend of mixed martial arts, and following the night of action, the UFC awarded four $50,000 checks to fighters for ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Performance of the Night’ honors. The betting props for ‘Fight of the Night’ were made available at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. UFC Fight Night 60 in Colorado’s bonuses were awarded to… Benson Henderson and Brandon Thatch earn Fight of the Night honors for their hard-fought battle in the five round main event of last night’s UFC Fight Night 60 in Thatch’s backyard of Broomsfield, CO. After getting the better of “Bendo” on the feet in the first two frames of action, the tides began to turn in the third when Henderson scored a takedown and gained back control. Luckily, Thatch survived the round and things looked to be shifting back in the fourth stanza, as he was again getting the better of the former UFC lightweight champion on the feet. He made the mistake of getting too confident while standing too tall, and Henderson shot in for a quick takedown, returning the fight back to his world. In trying to get back to his feet, Thatch made a mistake which “Bendo” immediately seized on and again latched on to his back. Within seconds, it was game over for the RFA veteran, seeing his 10-fight winning streak snapped and having his first taste of UFC defeat. This is quite an entertaining fight and it answered questions about both fighters, who fight fans can’t wait to see back inside the Octagon. Other noteworthy fights: – Max Holloway defeated Cole Miller via unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards after outstriking the veteran for the better of 15-minutes of action. – Zach Makovsky defeated Tim Elliott via unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards following three very entertaining, closely contested rounds of action. The main event was great, but minute-for-minute, I personally think this fight was more entertaining. And I’m not just saying that because I picked this fight as one of my value picks for the bonus in my ‘FOTN’ article for this fight card. Neil Magny earns Performance of the Night honors for his third-round rear-naked-choke submission of Japanese veteran Kiichi Kunimoto. The impressive victory by Magny puts the red-hot TUF 17 veteran on a welterweight-best six-fight UFC winning streak. He hopes to have earned a fight against a ranked opponent in his next outing, where he will look to make it seven in a row. Ray Borg earns Performance of the Night honors for his third-round Kimura submission of Nova Scotia’s Chris Kelades. Borg dominated the entirety of the fight, looking every bit like a 10-to-1 favorite. Kelades was tough, but he had nothing to offer in this bout and his only option seemed to be to survive until the final bell, which he was not able to do. Borg’s grappling and submission game proved to be far too superior, and he earned his second straight victory inside the Octagon. He will look to scrap against ranked opposition the next time he steps foot inside the Octagon, as he has hoped of climbing up the 125-pound ladder and challenging the division’s champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, who is scheduled to take on Kyoji Horiguchi in his next outing and is expected by many to be the division’s title-holder for the foreseeable future. Other noteworthy finishes: – Henderson’s aforementioned fourth-round rear-naked-choke of Brandon Thatch.
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