UFC 128 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Shogun vs. Jones’

Event: UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones
Date: Sat., Mar. 19, 2011
Venue: Prudential Center
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Total Fights: 12
Attendance: 12,619
Gate: $2,140,000
Buy Rate: 490,000

UFC 128 is officially in the books. ‘Shogun vs. Jones’-led card took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, 13 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Jon Jones’s TKO (Punches and Knees) victory over Mauricio Rua. In the co-main event, Urijah Faber defeated Eddie Wineland in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 128 results and full fight card.

UFC 128 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 128 bonus winners below:

There were twelve fights at UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Brendan Schaub and Erik Koch, who will be leaving the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey with an extra $50,000. Edson Barboza Vs. Anthony Njokuani 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 128 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 128:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 128 event is PENDING.

UFC 128 attendance and gate

There were 12,619 fans inside the Prudential Center for UFC 128 on March 19. The reported gate for the event is: $2,140,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 490,000.

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