Alistair Overeem (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)UFC on Fox 13: Who Will Win the Fight Night Bonuses? Blane Ferguson December 12, 2014 Events, Previews, Spotlight On Saturday night, the UFC returns to FOX and brings the Octagon to Phoenix for the first time in promotional history. In the main event, heavyweights Junior dos Santos and Stipe Mioic try to make their case for a title shot against interim champion Fabricio Werdum in the case that Cain Velasquez is stripped of his UFC gold in 2015. Nate Diaz returns to the cage and is greeted by third-ranked lightweight Rafael dos Anjos. The rest of the main card consists of the big guys with Alistair Overeem taking on Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione trying to finish the dangerous Gabriel Gonzaga. Let’s predict who will be walking around with heavy pockets after they leave the Valley of the Sun. Performance of the Night With a main card including six heavyweights, it would be foolish not to say one of those guys will get an award worthy knockout. Sometimes in that division, it’s not always the best fighter who gets the win but the fighter who lands a big shot first. My first prediction is that Overeem is going to knockout Struve and it’s going to remind us of the classic “Reem” of old. It’s hard to think that Overeem would end a five fight stretch with a 1-4 record and that Struve would come back strong after a year and a half layoff. For the other performance award, I’m going to pick somebody off the preliminary card. It’s tough to say because these prelims are full of some tough-to-predict fights, but I’m going to go with Joe Ellenberger as my other recipient of $50,000 courtesy of Dana White. I could easily see him hurting his opponent, Bryan Barberena, and finishing it with a submission. Don’t be surprised if at least one of these awards come from the prelims because these are going to be thrilling. My darkhorse candidate is Jamie Varner coming back strong from an ankle injury to get a devastating finish in front of his home crowd. Fight of the Night Nate Diaz has taken home Fight of the Night honors five times and is about to earn his sixth. Rafael dos Anjos isn’t someone to shy away from action and Diaz seems allergic to boring fights. As long as Diaz can refrain from throwing anymore obscene gestures on national television, I’d expect Dana and Lorenzo Fertita to award the delegate from Stockton an early Christmas bonus for putting on an exciting show against dos Anjos. The other fight I could see earning this bonus money would be Ben Saunders vs. Joe Riggs, two veteran guys who would probably love that extra cash and have nothing to lose.