Sunday, November 04, 2018

In addition to being paid a fixed amount to show and another, usually equal amount to win, each UFC event also awards four $50,000 Performance Bonuses. Usually, there is a Fight of the Night in which both fighters are given a performance bonus, and a performance bonus to the winner in two fights. "Performance Bonus" means the fight made you say "HOLY F@$%ING $#!@."

$50,000 Performance of the Night:
Israel Adesanya defeated Derek Brunson by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 4:51) defeated Derek Brunson by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 4:51)

$50,000 Performance of the Night
Jared Cannonier defeated David Branch by TKO (Strikes, Round 2, 0:29)

$50,000 Fight of the Night:
Ronaldo Souza defeated Chris Weidman by KO (Strikes, Round 3, 2:46)

In addition, to the bonuses and purses, there is:
•Reebok pay, based on tenure, for wearing the distinctive apparel during fight week and in the Octagon;
•Sometimes fighters get discretionary “locker room” bonuses of varying amounts; despite their name, locker room bonuses actually come in the mail now;
•In some cases there is an LOA [Letter of Agreement] on the contract for additional income; and,
•The most elite fighters get points on the pay per view.

The next league event is UFC Fight Night 139 on November 10, 2018 at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

Event Highlights (HiView)