UFC 135 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Jones vs. Rampage’

Event: UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
Date: Sat., Sep. 24, 2011
Venue: Pepsi Center
Location: Denver, Colorado
Total Fights: 10
Attendance: 16,344
Gate: $2,089,575
Buy Rate: 520,000

UFC 135 is officially in the books. ‘Jones vs. Rampage’-led card took place at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, 12 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some great fights and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Jon Jones’s Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) victory over Quinton Jackson. In the co-main event, Josh Koscheck defeated Matt Hughes in round 1 by KO (Punches).

You can view UFC 135 results and full fight card.

UFC 135 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 135 bonus winners below:

There were ten fights at UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Josh Koscheck and Nate Diaz, who will be leaving the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado with an extra $50,000. Jon Jones Vs. Quinton Jackson 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 135 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 135:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 135 event is PENDING.

UFC 135 attendance and gate

There were 16,344 fans inside the Pepsi Center for UFC 135 on September 24. The reported gate for the event is: $2,089,575. The buyrate and viewership data is: 520,000.

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