UFC 173 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Barão vs. Dillashaw’

Event: UFC 173: Barão vs. Dillashaw
Date: Sat., May. 24, 2014
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 12
Attendance: 11,036
Gate: $1,700,000
Buy Rate: 215,000

UFC 173 is officially in the books. ‘Barão vs. Dillashaw’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 10 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by T.J. Dillashaw’s TKO (Head Kick and Punches) victory over Renan Barao. In the co-main event, Daniel Cormier defeated Dan Henderson in round 3 by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).

You can view UFC 173 results and full fight card.

UFC 173 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 most thrilling individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 173 bonus winners below:

There were twelve fights at UFC 173: Barão vs. Dillashaw, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to T.J. Dillashaw and Mitch Clarke, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. T.j. Dillashaw Vs. Renan Barao was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Reebok sponsorship pay can range from $3,500 per fight to $40,000, depending on athletes' tenure. This deal ends in March 2021.

UFC 173 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 173:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 173 event is PENDING.

UFC 173 attendance and gate

There were 11,036 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 173 on May 24. The reported gate for the event is: $1,700,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 215,000.

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