Pat Barry big winner of the night with $120,000 in bonus money – UFC 104 live gate and bonuses

A sold out crowd of 16,000 people packed into the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. to watch “UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun.” A live gate of $1.9 million was announced at the post-fight press conference by UFC President Dana White. White also announced the following “Fight Night Bonuses:” Submission of the Night: Stefan Struve … Read more

UFC 102 live gate & bonuses

Photo by: Dave Mandel / Strikeforce - Jake Rosholt put Chris Leben to sleep and won a $60,000 bonus for "Submission of the Night."
Photo by: Dave Mandel / Sherdog - Jake Rosholt put Chris Leben to sleep and won a $60,000 bonus for "Submission of the Night."

“UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira” took place Sat., Aug. 29, 2009 at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore. It was the UFC’s first event in Oregon and the crowd had to be pleased with what they saw. Without a doubt, the main event fight between legends Randy Couture and Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira stole the show and absolutely deserve “Fight of the Night” honors if not “Fight of the Year.”

Dana White reported at the UFC 102 post-fight press conference, that tonight’s event did not sell out the Rose Garden, with a paid attendance of 16,088, but those numbers do rank in the top five for the state of Oregon. White also reported a live gate of $1.92 million.

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UFC 100 live gate and bonuses

According to UFC President Dana White at the post-fight press conference UFC 100 did a $5.1 million live gate with approximately 11,000 fans in attendance at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sat., July 11, 2009.

In an unprecedented move, the UFC gave away a whopping $400,000 in bonus money to their UFC 100 standout fighters. Four fighters received $100,000 each for their impressive performances. The bonuses went to the following:

Fight of the Night– Fight of the Night went to Alan Belcher and Yoshihiro Akiyama. Akiyama came away with a very controversial decision victory. PRO MMA (promma.info) along with UFC color commentator Joe Rogan thought Belcher did more than enough to get the nod.

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“UFC 97: Redemption” live gate and bonuses

According to UFC President Dana White at Saturday night’s post-fight press conference, 21,451 people brought in a live gate of $4.9 million to the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, to watch “UFC 97: Redemption.”

The UFC gave out their largest bonuses ever with $70,000 per fighter.

Sam Stout defeated Matt Wiman by unanimous decision in a fight that earned them $70,000 each for “Fight of the Night”.  Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s first round KO of Chuck Liddell earned him “Knockout of the Night” and Krzysztof Soszynski’s first round kimura win over Brian Stann earned him “Submisson of the Night.”

Following UFC 97, Dana White confirmed his friend, Chuck Liddell, would “be with him forever” as part of the UFC, but it was his last time in the Octagon. “You will never see him on that canvas again” said the UFC President.

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UFC 93 fight night bonuses

The UFC awarded $40,000 bonuses on Saturday January 17 at UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland. The awards went to the usual categories except there were two “Fight of the Night” bonuses awarded to two different fights.

“The Irish Hand Grenade” Marcus Davis and Chris “Lights Out” Lytle kept their word and delivered a stand up brawl that went to a split decision and deservedly won “Fight of the Night” honors.

The second “Fight of the Night” bonus was awarded to former Pride middleweight Grand Prix winner, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and UFC Hall of Famer, Mark “The Hammer” Coleman. Both fighters gave it all they had (which wasn’t much) and were rewarded the extra bonus for their “show of heart.”

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UFC Fight for the Troops – PREVIEW

Main Event

Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Yoshiyuki Yoshida is probably one of the best welterweights that few people know about in North America. The problem for Yoshida is that he has run into someone with a very similar skill set. Yoshida likes to dirty box in the clinch and dominate from the top position. If they do clinch up Koscheck will be able to use his superior wrestling to take the fight to the ground, and there is little chance that Yoshida will be able to attain top position. Koscheck did have a rough go of it in his last fight, which was only 46 days ago, he will able to win this fight by decision.

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UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer airs live Sept. 17

UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer will air this coming Wednesday Sept.17 at 7pm CST on Spike TV.  The event will take place at Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska.  Immediately following UFC Fight Night:  Diaz vs. Neer, will be the debut of The Ultimate Fighter season 8 on Spike.  I am sure it is … Read more