UFC 280 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Oliveira vs. Makhachev’

Event: UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev
Date: Sat., Oct. 22, 2022
Venue: Etihad Arena, Yas Island
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Total Fights: 13
Attendance: 13,400
Buy Rate: Not available

UFC 280 is officially in the books. ‘Oliveira vs. Makhachev’-led card took place at the Etihad Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 1 year and 5 months ago. The thirteen-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Islam Makhachev’s Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) victory over Charles Oliveira. In the co-main event, Aljamain Sterling defeated T.J. Dillashaw in round 2 by TKO (Punches).

You can view UFC 280 results and full fight card.

UFC 280 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 280 bonus winners below:

There were thirteen fights at UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Islam Makhachev and Belal Muhammad, who will be leaving the Etihad Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates with an extra $50,000. Sean O'malley Vs. Petr Yan was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: The first knockout, submission, and fight of the night bonuses were awarded at UFC 70 in 2007.

UFC 280 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 280:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 280 event is PENDING.

UFC 280 attendance and gate

There were 13,400 fans inside the Etihad Arena, Yas Island for UFC 280 on October 22. The reported gate for the event is: . The buyrate and viewership data is: Not available.

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