UFC 225 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Whittaker vs. Romero 2’

Event: UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2
Date: Sat., Jun. 9, 2018
Venue: United Center
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Total Fights: 13
Attendance: 18,117
Gate: $2,550,000
Buy Rate: 250,000

UFC 225 is officially in the books. ‘Whittaker vs. Romero 2’-led card took place at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, 6 years ago. The thirteen-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Robert Whittaker’s Decision (Split) victory over Yoel Romero. In the co-main event, Colby Covington defeated Rafael dos Anjos in round 5 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 225 results and full fight card.

UFC 225 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 225 bonus winners below:

There were thirteen fights at UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Curtis Blaydes and Charles Oliveira, who will be leaving the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with an extra $50,000. Robert Whittaker Vs. Yoel Romero 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 225 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 225:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 225 event is PENDING.

UFC 225 attendance and gate

There were 18,117 fans inside the United Center for UFC 225 on June 9. The reported gate for the event is: $2,550,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 250,000.

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