By Dave Doyle
When we list the contenders for “Fight of the Year” come December, it’s likely that Saturday night’s thrilling featherweight throwdown between Josh Emmett and Shane Burgos will be among the fights listed.
So it should come as no surprise, then, that Emmett’s unanimous decision victory over Burgos took “Fight of the Night” honors at UFC on ESPN 11, earning both competitors an extra $50,000.
Emmett, who won his third consecutive fight, earned his second career post-fight bonus, which have come in back-to-back fights. Burgos, who had a three-fight winning streak snapped, earned his third post-fight bonus. All three bonuses won by the exiting Bronx brawler have been “Fight of the Night” awards.