UFC 223 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Khabib vs. Iaquinta’

Event: UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta
Date: Sat., Apr. 7, 2018
Venue: Barclays Center
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Total Fights: 9
Attendance: 17,026
Gate: $3,007,108
Buy Rate: 350,000

UFC 223 is officially in the books. ‘Khabib vs. Iaquinta’-led card took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, 6 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Al Iaquinta. In the co-main event, Rose Namajunas defeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk in round 5 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 223 results and full fight card.

UFC 223 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 most thrilling individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 223 bonus winners below:

There were nine fights at UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Chris Gruetzemacher, who will be leaving the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with an extra $50,000. Zabit Magomedsharipov Vs. Kyle Bochniak was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: The first knockout, submission, and fight of the night bonuses were awarded at UFC 70 in 2007.

UFC 223 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 223:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 223 event is PENDING.

UFC 223 attendance and gate

There were 17,026 fans inside the Barclays Center for UFC 223 on April 7. The reported gate for the event is: $3,007,108. The buyrate and viewership data is: 350,000.

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