UFC 187 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Johnson vs. Cormier’

Event: UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier
Date: Sat., May. 23, 2015
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 12,615
Gate: $5,189,623
Buy Rate: 375,000

UFC 187 is officially in the books. ‘Johnson vs. Cormier’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 9 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Daniel Cormier’s Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) victory over Anthony Johnson. In the co-main event, Chris Weidman defeated Vitor Belfort in round 1 by TKO (Punches).

You can view UFC 187 results and full fight card.

UFC 187 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 best individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 187 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Chris Weidman and Daniel Cormier, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Andrei Arlovski Vs. Travis Browne 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 187 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 187:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 187 event is PENDING.

UFC 187 attendance and gate

There were 12,615 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 187 on May 23. The reported gate for the event is: $5,189,623. The buyrate and viewership data is: 375,000.

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