UFC Fight Night 101 Reebok Sponsorship Pay, Bonuses, Results & Video Highlights

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Monday, November 28, 2016 UFC Fight Night 101 took place at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Saturday November 26, 2016. The event aired on FS1 while the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, Derek Brunson came out swinging for the fences but Robert Whittaker weathered an early storm. It looked like Brunson was in a hurry to finish the fight but instead got finished by Whittaker with a first round TKO with a head kick at the 4:07 mark. In the co-main event, Andrew Holbrook was able to take down Jake Matthews as this was his game-plan, Holbrooks ground game earned him the split decision on the scorecards by tallies of 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28.

UFC middleweight Kyle Noke lost to Omari Akhmedov by unanimous decision. Kyle announced on Twitter that he is now retired.

“Thank you to the UFC and all the fans,” “It’s time to hang up the gloves. I’ve had a blessed life doing what I love. I wouldn’t change a thing.”

UFC Fight Night 101 event drew an announced attendance of 13,721 for a live gate of $2.2 million. Fighters from Saturday’s event took home their UFC Athlete Outfitting pay totaling $110,000. Robert Whittaker, Derek Brunson and Tyson Pedro each took home $50k fight-night bonuses. Whittaker and Pedro earned “Performance of the Night” bonuses, and Whittaker and Brunson picked up “Fight of the Night” honors.

UFC Fight Night 101 UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts:

  • Robert Whittaker: $5,000
    def. Derek Brunson: $10,000
  • Andrew Holbrook: $2,500
    def. Jake Matthews: $5,000
  • Omari Akhmedov: $5,000
    def. Kyle Noke: $10,000
  • Alex Volkanovski: $2,500
    def. Yusuke Kasuya: $2,500
  • Tyson Pedro: $2,500
    def. Khalil Rountree: $2,500
  • Danielle Taylor: $2,500
    def. Seo Hee Ham: $2,500
  • Daniel Kelly: $5,000
    def. Chris Camozzi: $15,000
  • Damien Brown: $2,500
    def. Jon Tuck: $5,000
  • Jonathan Meunier: $2,500
    def. Richard Walsh: $5,000
  • Ben Nguyen: $2,500
    def. Geana Herrera: $2,500
  • Jason Knight: $2,500
    def. Dan Hooker: $5,000
  • Marlon Vera: $2,500
    def. Ning Guangyou: $2,500
  • Jenel Lausa: $2,500
    def. Yao Zhikui: $2,500





UFC Fight Night Results:

Main Card

  • ROBERT WHITTAKER DEF. DEREK BRUNSON
    TKO (head kick, punches) – Round 1, 4:07
  • Andrew Holbrook def. Jake Matthews
    split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – Round 3, 5:00
  • Omari Akhmedov def. Kyle Noke
    unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) – Round 3, 5:00
  • Alex Volkanovski def. Yusuke Kasuya
    TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:06
  • Tyson Pedro def. Khalil Rountree
    submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:07
  • Danielle Taylor def. Seo Hee Ham
    split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27) – Round 3, 5:00

Preliminary Card #2

  • Daniel Kelly def. Chris Camozzi
    unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) – Round 3, 5:00
  • Damien Brown def. Jon Tuck
    split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – Round 3, 5:00
  • Jonathan Meunier def. Richard Walsh
    unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) – Round 3, 5:00
  • Ben Nguyen def. Geane Herrera
    unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27) – Round 3, 5:00

Preliminary Card #1

  • Jason Knight def. Dan Hooker
    unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26) – Round 3, 5:00
  • Marlon Vera def. Ning Guangyou
    unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – Round 3, 5:00
  • Jenel Lausa def. Yao Zhikui
    unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – Round 3, 5:00


By: Roberto Villa
@fightbookmma
www.fightbookmma.com


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