UFC 28 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘High Stakes’

Event: UFC 28: High Stakes
Date: Fri., Nov. 17, 2000
Venue: Mark G. Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Total Fights: 7
Attendance: Pending
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC 28 is officially in the books. ‘High Stakes’-led card took place at the Mark G. Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, 23 years ago. The seven-fight-event featured some great fights and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Randy Couture’s TKO (Strikes) victory over Kevin Randleman. In the co-main event, Renato Sobral defeated Maurice Smith in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 28 results and full fight card.

UFC 28 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 28 bonus winners below:

There were seven fights at UFC 28: High Stakes, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Mark G. Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey with an extra $50,000. was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.

UFC 28 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 28:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 28 event is PENDING.

UFC 28 attendance and gate

There were Pending fans inside the Mark G. Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal for UFC 28 on November 17. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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