UFC 156 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Aldo vs. Edgar’

Event: UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
Date: Sat., Feb. 2, 2013
Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 10,275
Gate: $2,437,150
Buy Rate: 330,000

UFC 156 is officially in the books. ‘Aldo vs. Edgar’-led card took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 11 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Jose Aldo’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Frankie Edgar. In the co-main event, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira defeated Rashad Evans in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 156 results and full fight card.

UFC 156 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 most thrilling individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 156 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Antonio Silva and Bobby Green, who will be leaving the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Jose Aldo Vs. Frankie Edgar was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.

UFC 156 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 156:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 156 event is PENDING.

UFC 156 attendance and gate

There were 10,275 fans inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center for UFC 156 on February 2. The reported gate for the event is: $2,437,150. The buyrate and viewership data is: 330,000.

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