UFC 179 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Aldo vs. Mendes 2’

Event: UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2
Date: Sat., Oct. 25, 2014
Venue: Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 11,415
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: 180,000

UFC 179 is officially in the books. ‘Aldo vs. Mendes 2’-led card took place at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 9 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Jose Aldo’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Chad Mendes. In the co-main event, Phil Davis defeated Glover Teixeira in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 179 results and full fight card.

UFC 179 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 179 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Fabio Maldonado and Gilbert Burns, who will be leaving the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with an extra $50,000. Jose Aldo Vs. Chad Mendes 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 179 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 179:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 179 event is PENDING.

UFC 179 attendance and gate

There were 11,415 fans inside the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho for UFC 179 on October 25. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: 180,000.

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