UFC 127 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Penn vs. Fitch’

Event: UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch
Date: Sun., Feb. 27, 2011
Venue: Acer Arena
Location: Sydney, Australia
Total Fights: 12
Attendance: 18,186
Gate: $3,500,000
Buy Rate: 260,000

UFC 127 is officially in the books. ‘Penn vs. Fitch’-led card took place at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, 13 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Jon Fitch’s Draw (Majority) victory over B.J. Penn. In the co-main event, Michael Bisping defeated Jorge Rivera in round 2 by TKO (Punches).

You can view UFC 127 results and full fight card.

UFC 127 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 127 bonus winners below:

There were twelve fights at UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Mark Hunt and Kyle Noke, who will be leaving the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia with an extra $50,000. Brian Ebersole Vs. Chris Lytle 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 127 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 127:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 127 event is PENDING.

UFC 127 attendance and gate

There were 18,186 fans inside the Acer Arena for UFC 127 on February 27. The reported gate for the event is: $3,500,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 260,000.

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