UFC 126 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Silva vs. Belfort’

Event: UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort
Date: Sat., Feb. 5, 2011
Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 10,893
Gate: $3,600,000
Buy Rate: 725,000

UFC 126 is officially in the books. ‘Silva vs. Belfort’-led card took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 13 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some great fights and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Anderson Silva’s KO (Front Kick and Punches) victory over Vitor Belfort. In the co-main event, Forrest Griffin defeated Rich Franklin in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 126 results and full fight card.

UFC 126 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 best individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 126 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Anderson Silva and Jon Jones, who will be leaving the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Donald Cerrone Vs. Paul Kelly was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Reebok sponsorship pay can range from $3,500 per fight to $40,000, depending on athletes' tenure. This deal ends in March 2021.

UFC 126 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 126:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 126 event is PENDING.

UFC 126 attendance and gate

There were 10,893 fans inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center for UFC 126 on February 5. The reported gate for the event is: $3,600,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 725,000.

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