UFC 116 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Lesnar vs. Carwin’

Event: UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin
Date: Sat., Jul. 3, 2010
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 12,740
Gate: $2,053,990
Buy Rate: 1,160,000

UFC 116 is officially in the books. ‘Lesnar vs. Carwin’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 13 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some great fights and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Brock Lesnar’s Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) victory over Shane Carwin. In the co-main event, Chris Leben defeated Yoshihiro Akiyama in round 3 by Submission (Triangle Choke).

You can view UFC 116 results and full fight card.

UFC 116 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 most exciting 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 116 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Gerald Harris and Brock Lesnar, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Stephan Bonnar Vs. Krzysztof Soszynski And Chris Leben Vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.

UFC 116 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 116:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 116 event is PENDING.

UFC 116 attendance and gate

There were 12,740 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 116 on July 3. The reported gate for the event is: $2,053,990. The buyrate and viewership data is: 1,160,000.

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