UFC 224 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Nunes vs. Pennington’

Event: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington
Date: Sat., May. 12, 2018
Venue: Jeunesse Arena
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Total Fights: 13
Attendance: 10,696
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: 85,000

UFC 224 is officially in the books. ‘Nunes vs. Pennington’-led card took place at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 6 years ago. The thirteen-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Amanda Nunes’s TKO (Elbows and Punches) victory over Raquel Pennington. In the co-main event, Kelvin Gastelum defeated Ronaldo Souza in round 3 by Decision (Split).

You can view UFC 224 results and full fight card.

UFC 224 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 224 bonus winners below:

There were thirteen fights at UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Lyoto Machida and Oleksiy Oliynyk, who will be leaving the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with an extra $50,000. Kelvin Gastelum Vs. Ronaldo Souza 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 224 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 224:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 224 event is PENDING.

UFC 224 attendance and gate

There were 10,696 fans inside the Jeunesse Arena for UFC 224 on May 12. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: 85,000.

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