UFC 218 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Holloway vs. Aldo 2’

Event: UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2
Date: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
Venue: Little Caesars Arena
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Total Fights: 13
Attendance: 17,587
Gate: $2,000,000
Buy Rate: 230,000

UFC 218 is officially in the books. ‘Holloway vs. Aldo 2’-led card took place at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, 6 years ago. The thirteen-fight-event featured some great fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Max Holloway’s TKO (Punches) victory over Jose Aldo. In the co-main event, Francis Ngannou defeated Alistair Overeem in round 1 by KO (Punch).

You can view UFC 218 results and full fight card.

UFC 218 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 218 bonus winners below:

There were thirteen fights at UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to no one because there was two Fight of the Night bonuses., who will be leaving the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan with an extra $50,000. Eddie Alvarez Vs. Justin Gaethje And Yancy Medeiros Vs. Alex Oliveira 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 218 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 218:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 218 event is PENDING.

UFC 218 attendance and gate

There were 17,587 fans inside the Little Caesars Arena for UFC 218 on December 2. The reported gate for the event is: $2,000,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 230,000.

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