UFC 183 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Silva vs. Diaz’

Event: UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz
Date: Sat., Jan. 31, 2015
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 13,114
Gate: $4,500,000
Buy Rate: 650,000

UFC 183 is officially in the books. ‘Silva vs. Diaz’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 9 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some great fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Anderson Silva’s NC (Overturned by NAC) victory over Nick Diaz. In the co-main event, Tyron Woodley defeated Kelvin Gastelum in round 3 by Decision (Split).

You can view UFC 183 results and full fight card.

UFC 183 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 best individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 183 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Thales Leites and Thiago Alves, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Thales Leites Vs. Tim Boetsch 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 183 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 183:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 183 event is PENDING.

UFC 183 attendance and gate

There were 13,114 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 183 on January 31. The reported gate for the event is: $4,500,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 650,000.

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