Dana White announced at the UFC 101 post-fight press conference that the live gate was the biggest in Pennsylvania state history. There were 17,411 fans at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia with a live gate of $3.5 million.
The bonuses for UFC 101 were set at $60,000. Anderson Silva was the big winner of the night winning “Knockout of the Night” and “Fight of the Night” honors with his first round destruction of Forrest Griffin. B.J. Penn seemed happy with his “Submission of the Night” bonus via fourth round rear-naked choke of Kenny Florian. “First one, finally,” Penn said at the post-fight presser.
UFC 101 Fight Night Bonuses:
- Knockout of the Night: Anderson Silva ($60,000)
- Submission of the Night: BJ Penn ($60,000)
- Fight of the Night: Anderson Silva ($60,000) vs. Forrest Griffin ($60,000)