MMA veteran Oleksiy Oliynyk earned himself a $50k bonus by stopping fellow heavyweight Jared Rosholt in the first round during this UFC event in Austin, Texas on Saturday.
Frankie Edgar stopped Cub Swanson via a neck crank in the final seconds of the main event at UFC Fight Night 57, which could actually put Conor McGregor in with a better chance of being given a title-shot against champion Jose Aldo. Edgar has already lost to Aldo and he may not be handed the title chance that was promised had he beaten Edgar. Interesting times fort the Notorious who has Denis Siver to navigate in the New Year.
Back to this KO, Oliynyk may a 37-year old 60-fight veteran but in the heavyweight division you’re never more than a couple of impressive stoppages away from title contention. This was his 11th straight win as the Russian makes a late career run at the UFC heavyweight title.