Sunday, June 09, 2019

In addition to being paid a fixed amount to show and another, usually equal amount to win, each UFC event also awards four $50,000 Performance Bonuses. Usually, there is a Fight of the Night in which both fighters are given a performance bonus, and a performance bonus to the winner in two fights, sometimes, as happened here, no fight of the night is awarded; rather, four performance bonuses were given. "Performance Bonus" means the fight made you say "HOLY F@$%ING $#!@."

One of the primary differences between the UFC model and the boxing model is the depth of the card. Sometimes the greatest fight isn't the main event, or close to it. At UFC 238, however, all bonuses went to the main card.

$50,000 Performance Bonus:
•Valentina Shevchenko defeated Jessica Eye by KO (Headkick, Round 2, 0:26)

$50,000 Performance Bonus:
•Henry Cejudo defeated Marlon Moraes by TKO (Strikes, Round 3, 4:51)

$50,000 Fight of the Night Bonuses: 
•Tony Ferguson defeated Donald Cerrone by Doctor Stoppage (Injury, Round 2, 5:00)

In addition, to the bonuses and purses, there are:
•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 on ESPN+ 12, also known as UFC Fight Night 154 and UFC Greenville will be held in two weeks on June 22, 2019 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina.