Sunday, July 07, 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. However, at UFC 239 three of the four bonuses went to main card fighters

And for the second event in a row, rather than a fight of the night and two performance bonuses, four performance bonuses were awarded.

$50,000 Performance Bonus:
•Amanda Nunes defeated Holly Holm by Knockout (Kick/Punches, Round 1, 4:10)

$50,000 Performance Bonus:
•Jorge Masvidal defeated Ben Askren by Knockout (Flying Knee, Round 1, 0:05)

$50,000 Performance Bonus:
•Jan Blachowicz defeated Luke Rockhold by KO (Punch, Round 2, 1:39)

$50,000 Performance Bonus:
•Song Yadong defeated Alejandro Perez by KO (Punch, Round 1, 2:04)

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 for PPV events.

The next league event is UFC on ESPN+ 13, also known as UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd, UFC Fight Night 155, and UFC Sacrament will be held on July 13, 2019 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.