UFC Fight Night 120 performance bonuses and highlights

Sunday, November 12, 2017

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 $#!@.”

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 world championship main event. And sometimes it is – the main event at UFC Fight Night 120 won Fight of the Night, the co-main won a performance bonus, as did another fight on the main card.

Performance of the Night: $50,000 bonus

Raphael Assuncao defeated Matthew Lopez by KO (Punch, Rond 3, 1:50)

Performance of the Night: $50,000 bonus

Matt Brown defeated Diego Sanchez by KO (Elbow, Round 1, 3:44)

Fight of the Night: $50,000 bonuses

Dustin Poirier defeated Anthony Pettis by TKO (Injury, Round 3, 2:08)

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, although that has no relevance to this Fight Pass event.

The next league event is UFC Fight Night 121: Werdum vs. Tybura on 19 November 2017 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.