"Submission of the Night" is an understatement. Following Frank Mir's stunning kimura finish of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, UFC President Dana White awarded a $75,000 bonus to the former champion for what he called the "Submission of the Century".
"I was stunned," Mir said. "I was really trying to play out the first three or four minutes to see what he was doing differently. He caught me. I didn't come up to my knees, so he couldn't drive into me. I kept flat, chest heavy and was able to break it. That's what I trained for."
Also leaving UFC 140 with a fatter wallet are both members of the night's featured attraction. In the most impressive victory of his career, Jon Jones battled back from early adversity to submit Lyoto Machida with a second-round standing guillotine and successfully defend his UFC light heavyweight title.
"It's not really a move that I practice," Jones explained after the finish. "I just think it's a move that comes natural from wrestling for so many years. It was a great lock. I realized that I had it, and I knew that I just needed to be tough and hold the position and eventually he'd run out."
Chan Sung Jung was the night's remaining big winner. The "Korean Zombie" stunned Mark Hominick with a picture-perfect counter right hand en route to tying the fasting knockout in UFC history. His seven-second performance earned "Knockout of the Night" honors.
"I'm always expecting to get a good win, but this feels great," Jung said. "Just because I've been knocked out doesn't mean I'm not a great striker. I think I'm one of the best strikers in the world."