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$70,000 fight-night bonuses:UFC 121 press-conference notes from Cagewriter.com: (click here for more)
- Fight of the Night: Diego Sanchez vs. Paulo Thiago
- Submission of the Night: Daniel Roberts
- Knockout of the Night: Cain Velasquez
Attendance: 14,856 with a gate of $2.15 million
- Dana White said that when watching the monitors during the main event, he thought he saw Brock Lesnar verbally submit to the Cain Velasquez, but Velasquez said he didn't hear that.
- Jake Shields admitted that dropping down to welterweight from middleweight did take its toll. "I don't want to make excuses, but that was the first time that I've been at that weight in a long time." UFC president Dana White said that Shields did earn the welterweight title shot with the win over Kampmann.
- Dana White said that he likes Diego Sanchez at welterweight, calling him big, strong and aggressive at that weight. Sanchez said that he is willing to do whatever the UFC wants, but White clarified that the weight class he fights at is Sanchez's decision.
- Brock Lesnar was not present at the press conference.