Sunday, October 07, 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 $#!@."

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. However, at UFC 229, the co-main won fight of the night, and another main card fight took one of the remaining two bonuses.

$50,000 Performance of the Night:
•Aspen Ladd defeated Tonya Evinger by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 3:26)

$50,000 Performance of the Night
•Derrick Lewis defeated Alexander Volkov by Knockout (Punches, Round 3, 4:50)

$50,000 Fight of the Night:
•Tony Ferguson defeated Anthony Pettis by TKO (Injury, Round 2, 5:00) - 2:25 mark:

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 138: Volkan vs. Smith on October 27, 2018 at Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

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