UFC 189 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Mendes vs. McGregor’

Event: UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor
Date: Sat., Jul. 11, 2015
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 16,019
Gate: $7,201,648
Buy Rate: 825,000

UFC 189 is officially in the books. ‘Mendes vs. McGregor’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 8 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Conor McGregor’s TKO (Punches) victory over Chad Mendes. In the co-main event, Robbie Lawler defeated Rory MacDonald in round 5 by TKO (Punches).

You can view UFC 189 results and full fight card.

UFC 189 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 189 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Conor McGregor and Thomas Almeida, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Robbie Lawler Vs. Rory Macdonald was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.

UFC 189 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 189:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 189 event is PENDING.

UFC 189 attendance and gate

There were 16,019 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 189 on July 11. The reported gate for the event is: $7,201,648. The buyrate and viewership data is: 825,000.

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