UFC 24 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘First Defense’

Event: UFC 24: First Defense
Date: Fri., Mar. 10, 2000
Venue: Lake Charles Civic Center
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Total Fights: 7
Attendance: Pending
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC 24 is officially in the books. ‘First Defense’-led card took place at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, 24 years ago. The seven-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Tedd Williams’s TKO (Punches) victory over Steve Judson. In the co-main event, Lance Gibson defeated Jermaine Andre in round 3 by KO (Knee).

You can view UFC 24 results and full fight card.

UFC 24 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 24 bonus winners below:

There were seven fights at UFC 24: First Defense, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana with an extra $50,000. 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 24 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 24:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 24 event is PENDING.

UFC 24 attendance and gate

There were Pending fans inside the Lake Charles Civic Center for UFC 24 on March 10. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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