UFC on ESPN+ 38 performance bonuses

UFC on ESPN+ 38 also known as UFC Fight Island 6, UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie, and UFC Fight Night 180, was held on Saturday, October 18, at the Flash Forum on Fight Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In addition to being paid a fixed amount to show and another, usually equal amount to win, each UFC event also awards four $50,000 Performance Bonuses. Usually, there is a Fight of the Night in which both fighters are given a performance bonus, and a performance bonus to the winner in two fights. “Performance Bonus” means the fight made you go “HOLY F@$%ING $#!@.”  The winners are shown below, in bold.

$50,000 Performance Bonus
Jessica Andrade
defeated Katlyn Chookagian by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 4:55)

$50,000 Performance Bonus
Jimmy Crute
defeated Modestas Bukauskas by KO (Punches, Round 1, 2:01)
$50,000 Fight of the Night
Guram Kutateladze
defeated Mateusz Gamrot by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

One of the primary differences between the UFC model and the boxing model is the depth of the card. Sometimes in MMA the greatest fight isn’t the main event, or close to it. At UFC on ESPN+ 38, the bonuses were split evenly between the main card and prelim card.
In addition, to the bonuses and purses, fighters earn:
•Reebok pay, based on tenure, for wearing the distinctive apparel during fight week and in the Octagon;
•Less commonly than in the past fighters get discretionary “locker room” bonuses of varying amounts, which, despite their name, 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, which this one was not.
The next league event is UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje on October 24, at the Flash Forum on Fight Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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