On a night of dodgy decisions and some underwhelming performances at UFC 169 in New Jersey Jamie Varner and Abel Trujillo illuminated the arena with their back-and-forth striking battle.
Varner, a UFC veteran, appeared to be on the verge of stopping Trujillo when the Brazilian landed this heavy right which brought Varner’s night to a rapid end. Handing the American his first ever KO loss in 33 professional MMA bouts. The performance won both men a $75,000 bonus for Fight of the Night with Trujillo picking up another $50,000 for Knockout of the Night. Despite it being Varner’s third loss in four UFC fights his entertaining performance will have pleased Dana White enough to see him earn at least one more fight in the octagon.