UFC 138 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Leben vs. Muñoz’

Event: UFC 138: Leben vs. Muñoz
Date: Sat., Nov. 5, 2011
Venue: LG Arena
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Total Fights: 10
Attendance: 10,823
Gate: $1,500,000
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC 138 is officially in the books. ‘Leben vs. Muñoz’-led card took place at the LG Arena in Birmingham, United Kingdom, 12 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some great fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Mark Munoz’s TKO (Corner Stoppage) victory over Chris Leben. In the co-main event, Renan Barao defeated Brad Pickett in round 1 by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).

You can view UFC 138 results and full fight card.

UFC 138 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 138 bonus winners below:

There were ten fights at UFC 138: Leben vs. Muñoz, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Che Mills and Terry Etim, who will be leaving the LG Arena in Birmingham, United Kingdom with an extra $50,000. Brad Pickett Vs. Renan Barao 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 138 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 138:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 138 event is PENDING.

UFC 138 attendance and gate

There were 10,823 fans inside the LG Arena for UFC 138 on November 5. The reported gate for the event is: $1,500,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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