UFC 197 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Jones vs. Saint Preux’

Event: UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux
Date: Sat., Apr. 23, 2016
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 12
Attendance: 11,352
Gate: $2,300,000
Buy Rate: 322,000

UFC 197 is officially in the books. ‘Jones vs. Saint Preux’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 8 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Jon Jones’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Ovince St. Preux. In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson defeated Henry Cejudo in round 1 by TKO (Knees to the Body).

You can view UFC 197 results and full fight card.

UFC 197 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 197 bonus winners below:

There were twelve fights at UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Demetrious Johnson and Yair Rodriguez, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Danny Roberts Vs. Dominique Steele 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 197 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 197:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 197 event is PENDING.

UFC 197 attendance and gate

There were 11,352 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 197 on April 23. The reported gate for the event is: $2,300,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 322,000.

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