UFC 141 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Lesnar vs. Overeem’

Event: UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem
Date: Fri., Dec. 30, 2011
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 10
Attendance: 13,793
Gate: $3,100,000
Buy Rate: 780,000

UFC 141 is officially in the books. ‘Lesnar vs. Overeem’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 12 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Alistair Overeem’s TKO (Kick to the Body and Punches) victory over Brock Lesnar. In the co-main event, Nate Diaz defeated Donald Cerrone in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 141 results and full fight card.

UFC 141 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 141 bonus winners below:

There were ten fights at UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Johny Hendricks, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Nate Diaz Vs. Donald Cerrone 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 141 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 141:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 141 event is PENDING.

UFC 141 attendance and gate

There were 13,793 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 141 on December 30. The reported gate for the event is: $3,100,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 780,000.

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