UFC 105 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Couture vs. Vera’

Event: UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera
Date: Sat., Nov. 14, 2009
Venue: Evening News Arena
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 16,693
Gate: $2,000,000
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC 105 is officially in the books. ‘Couture vs. Vera’-led card took place at the Evening News Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom, 14 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Randy Couture’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Brandon Vera. In the co-main event, Dan Hardy defeated Mike Swick in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 105 results and full fight card.

UFC 105 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 best individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 105 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Dennis Siver and Terry Etim, who will be leaving the Evening News Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom with an extra $50,000. Michael Bisping Vs. Denis Kang was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: The first knockout, submission, and fight of the night bonuses were awarded at UFC 70 in 2007.

UFC 105 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 105:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 105 event is PENDING.

UFC 105 attendance and gate

There were 16,693 fans inside the Evening News Arena for UFC 105 on November 14. The reported gate for the event is: $2,000,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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