UFC 103 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Franklin vs. Belfort’

Event: UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort
Date: Sat., Sep. 19, 2009
Venue: American Airlines Center
Location: Dallas, Texas
Total Fights: 13
Attendance: 17,428
Gate: $2,400,000
Buy Rate: 375,000

UFC 103 is officially in the books. ‘Franklin vs. Belfort’-led card took place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, 14 years ago. The thirteen-fight-event featured some great fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Vitor Belfort’s TKO (Punches) victory over Rich Franklin. In the co-main event, Junior dos Santos defeated Mirko Filipovic in round 3 by TKO (Submission to Punch).

You can view UFC 103 results and full fight card.

UFC 103 bonus awards

Traditionally, UFC has handed out bonuses for Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night, and Knockout of the Night. The bonuses ranged from $20,000 up to $120,000. In 2014, the promotion has announced the Performance of the Night bonuses will replace the existing Knockout and Submission of the Night awards. The bonuses will be $50,000 each. There are two types of awards:

  • Fight of the Night is awarded to both fighters in the best fight of the night.
  • Performance of the Night is awarded to fighters who put on the most thrilling individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 103 bonus winners below:

There were thirteen fights at UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Vitor Belfort and Rick Story, who will be leaving the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas with an extra $50,000. Rick Story Vs. Brian Foster was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: According to Dana White, UFC is now worth around $9 billion, thanks to the deal with ESPN.

UFC 103 fighter payouts

The salaries below are not official, but only an estimate. These payouts do not reflect the entire compensation for the event, as athletes may receive money from other undisclosed endorsements, Reebok sponsorship pay, and PPV points that some top-level fighters collect. Moreover, deductions for items such as insurance and licenses are not accounted for.

The list of fighter pay from UFC 103:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 103 event is PENDING.

UFC 103 attendance and gate

There were 17,428 fans inside the American Airlines Center for UFC 103 on September 19. The reported gate for the event is: $2,400,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 375,000.

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