UFC 20 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Battle for the Gold’

Event: UFC 20: Battle for the Gold
Date: Fri., May. 7, 1999
Venue: Boutwell Auditorium
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Total Fights: 7
Attendance: Pending
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC 20 is officially in the books. ‘Battle for the Gold’-led card took place at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama, 25 years ago. The seven-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Bas Rutten’s Decision (Split) victory over Kevin Randleman. In the co-main event, Pedro Rizzo defeated Tra Telligman in round 1 by KO (Punch).

You can view UFC 20 results and full fight card.

UFC 20 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 20 bonus winners below:

There were seven fights at UFC 20: Battle for the Gold, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama with an extra $50,000. 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 20 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 20:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 20 event is PENDING.

UFC 20 attendance and gate

There were Pending fans inside the Boutwell Auditorium for UFC 20 on May 7. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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