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The prelim fighters runaway with the event's bonuses.
UFC On FX 6 delivered with solid action throughout the night. In the main event Ross Pearson further exposed the standing weakness of Georges Sotiropoulos. The only time Pearson was in trouble was late in the first round. He finished the fight less than a minute into the third with the lead left hook head been landing all night. TUF: The Smashes crowned it's winners in Lightweight Norman Parke and Welterweight Robert Whittaker who both delivered exciting fights.
But it was the prelim fighters who stole the show and claimed the Of the night awards. Nick Penner and Cody Donovan got the Fight of the Night award with their back and forth battle that opened up the show. Penner looked like he was on his way to a victory early when he dropped Donovan twice in the first half of the first round. That wasn't enough to stop Donovan, though. With less than a minute left in the opening frame, Donovan landed a clean left over Penner's lead hand that dropped him. He followed up and got the finish.
Ben Alloway pulled off an impressive finish of his own to earn Knockout of the Night. He struggled early in the first round with Manuel Rodriguez's grappling. Manny got him down early and spent the first half of the round on Alloway's back. Once they finally returned to their feet, Alloway hit Rodriquez with an accidental low blow. Time was running out when they returned to action and Ben capitalized on his opportunity. He hit Rodriguez with a well-placed front kick that dropped Manny. A little obligatory ground and pound saw Alloway getting the TKO with only three seconds left in the first round.
Each of the event's bonus winner earned an extra $40K for their effort.