“WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber” bonuses: $65k for Gamburyan, Henderson, Garcia and Jung

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Dana White promised more money for WEC fighters.  Tonight he delivered, handing out the biggest bonuses ever in the history of the WEC, to the tune of $65,000. Manny Gamburyan KO’d Mike Brown for “Knockout of the Night”, Benson Henderson locked up a “Submission of the Night” $65k with a guillotine victory … Read more

UFC 106 live gate and bonuses

Josh Koscheck was the big bonus money winner of the night taking home Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night.

According to UFC President Dana White at the UFC 106 post-fight press conference, 10,529 fans packed into the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. this past Saturday night to watch Forrest Griffin out-point Tito Ortiz to win a split decision at UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2. White also stated the live gate for the event was $3 million.

As is the custom, the UFC 106 “fight night bonuses” were also announced.

“Fight of the Night” most deservedly went to Josh Koscheck and Anthony Johnson for a two round war between two of the sport’s most gifted athletes. It was a fast-paced fight that saw both fighters in advantageous positions. In the end, Koscheck’s wrestling paid the dividends that got him the victory. Both Koscheck and Johnson took home a bonus of $70,000 each for their performance.

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UFC 105 live gate and bonuses

Fighters who finish fights can take home significant bonus money.

On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, “UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera” set the promotion’s European attendance record as 16,693 screaming fans packed into Manchester, England’s M.E.N. Arena. The event brought in a healthy $2 million live gate according to UFC officials.

“Fight of the Night” went to Michael Bisping and Denis Kang, and each fighter was awarded a $40,000 bonus. The question before the fight was, how will Bisping look in his first fight back after suffering a brutal knockout loss at the hands of Dan Henderson at UFC 100. The answer was, remarkable.

Although, knocked down by Kang early in round one, Kang could not capitalize, and Bisping defended Kang’s top position well. In round two, Bisping took Kang down on three separate occasions, poured on the ground and pound, and eventually got the TKO stoppage. It was a great fight and a great showing for the Brit.

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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 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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Fight for the Troops bonuses

Everyone who watched the Fight For the Troops would be in agreement with Josh Koshcheck’s winning the $30,000 knockout of the night bonus. The announcement came not long after his devastating two punch knockout of Yoshiyuki Yoshida. Even the commentators, Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan, immediately stated that they were sure it would get KO of the night honors.

Steve Cantwell was the recipient of the submission of the night $30,000 bonus after his arm-breaking (he literally gave Al-Hassan a two-way elbow) technical submission of Razak Al-Hassan. The hard to watch submission victory came at 4:04 of round 1. Amazingly, the referee, Mario Yamasaki, had to stop the match, as Al-Hassan never tapped, even while his arm was being hyper-extended, thus making the victory and actual technical submission, which goes on Cantwell’s record as a TKO.

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