UFC 23 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Ultimate Japan 2’

Event: UFC 23: Ultimate Japan 2
Date: Fri., Nov. 19, 1999
Venue: Tokyo Bay NK Hall
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Total Fights: 7
Attendance: Pending
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC 23 is officially in the books. ‘Ultimate Japan 2’-led card took place at the Tokyo Bay NK Hall in Tokyo, Japan, 24 years ago. The seven-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Kevin Randleman’s Decision victory over Pete Williams. In the co-main event, Pedro Rizzo defeated Tsuyoshi Kosaka in round 3 by TKO (Punches).

You can view UFC 23 results and full fight card.

UFC 23 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 23 bonus winners below:

There were seven fights at UFC 23: Ultimate Japan 2, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Tokyo Bay NK Hall in Tokyo, Japan with an extra $50,000. was awarded the Fight of the Night.

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UFC 23 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 23:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 23 event is PENDING.

UFC 23 attendance and gate

There were Pending fans inside the Tokyo Bay NK Hall for UFC 23 on November 19. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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