UFC 188 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Velasquez vs. Werdum’

Event: UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum
Date: Sat., Jun. 13, 2015
Venue: Arena Ciudad de Mexico
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 21,036
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: 300,000

UFC 188 is officially in the books. ‘Velasquez vs. Werdum’-led card took place at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, 9 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Fabricio Werdum’s Submission (Guillotine Choke) victory over Cain Velasquez. In the co-main event, Eddie Alvarez defeated Gilbert Melendez in round 3 by Decision (Split).

You can view UFC 188 results and full fight card.

UFC 188 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 188 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Fabricio Werdum and Patrick Williams, who will be leaving the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico with an extra $50,000. Yair Rodriguez Vs. Charles Rosa 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 188 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 188:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 188 event is PENDING.

UFC 188 attendance and gate

There were 21,036 fans inside the Arena Ciudad de Mexico for UFC 188 on June 13. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: 300,000.

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