These four fighters took home the Fight Night bonuses from UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilLink
Leites/Kong should have been fotn imo
Perosh scored like 3 knockouts in 10 seconds, it was beautiful
Eh. Tom Watson showed incredible heart, but not much else beyond a few decent strikes. He had nothing for Thales Leites on the ground beyond durability, was generally getting tagged on the feet, and was exhausted by the end of R2. Leites was tired as well, and I don't think that was from either of them eating an enormous beatdown, no - more of general cardio issues, which Leites has certainly struggled with his whole career.
Similar fights have gotten the nod in the past, but I think the Ian McCall / Iliarde Santos fight was a lot more competitive, a lot more energetic, and a lot more evenly paced. McCall clearly won the fight, and he showed a lot more of his capabilities than we'd seen in the UFC so far. While Santos struggled with McCall's excellent footwork, he was in the fight the entire time, definitely landed some solid shots of his own, and certainly earned at least one more fight in the UFC.
I think this call was accurate.