UFC 18 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘The Road to the Heavyweight Title’

Event: UFC 18: The Road to the Heavyweight Title
Date: Fri., Jan. 8, 1999
Venue: Pontchartrain Center
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Total Fights: 7
Attendance: Pending
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC 18 is officially in the books. ‘The Road to the Heavyweight Title’-led card took place at the Pontchartrain Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, 25 years ago. The seven-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Bas Rutten’s TKO (Punches) victory over Tsuyoshi Kosaka. In the co-main event, Pat Miletich defeated Jorge Patino in round 1 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 18 results and full fight card.

UFC 18 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 18 bonus winners below:

There were seven fights at UFC 18: The Road to the Heavyweight Title, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Pontchartrain Center in New Orleans, Louisiana with an extra $50,000. 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 18 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 18:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 18 event is PENDING.

UFC 18 attendance and gate

There were Pending fans inside the Pontchartrain Center for UFC 18 on January 8. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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