UFC on ESPN+10 performance bonuses and highlights

Saturday, May 18, 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 on ESPN+10, every bonus went to the undercard

$50,000 Performance Bonus: 
•Michel Pereira defeated Danny Roberts by KO (Punch, Round 1, 1:47)

$50,000 Performance Bonus:
•Grant Dawson defeated Mike Trizano by Submission (RNC, Round 2, 2:27)

$50,000 (each) Fight of the Night Bonuses:
Aspen Ladd defeated Sijara Eubanks by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-28)

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+ 11, also known as UFC Fight Night 153, UFC Stockholm, and UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith on June 1, 2019 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.