Cagewriter - Mixed Martial Arts

It could be the early candidate for one of the big postfight cash awards at UFC 88. The Kurt Pellegrino-Thiago Tavares fight is the leader right now for Fight of the Night. That could mean a 50-75k bonus for each.

UPDATE: Pellegrino and Tavares were did receive the Fight of the Night award of $60,000.

They beat the snot out of each other for three rounds. Pellegrino dominated the first round winning it 10-8 on two of the three cards and went onto a hard fought unanimous decision over the 24-year old Brazilian.

Pellegrino's story is great. He admitted to Yahoo! Sports that he has trouble reading and writing. So if his career doesn't take off and his new jiu-jitsu school in Belmar, N.J. doesn't succeed, his options for supporting his family are limited. He stated that this fight meant the difference between his dream house, a four-bedroom home in his hometown Pt. Pleasant, or living at his in-laws with his wife and daughter.

The Jersey Shore should be in celebratory mode. They'll be tipping them back from Jenkinsons to Paul's Tavern.

Related Articles

Cagewriter

Add to My Yahoo RSS

Y! Sports Blog