UFC 3 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘The American Dream’

Event: UFC 3: The American Dream
Date: Fri., Sep. 9, 1994
Venue: Grady Cole Center
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Total Fights: 6
Attendance: 3,000
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: 90,000

UFC 3 is officially in the books. ‘The American Dream’-led card took place at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, 29 years ago. The six-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Steve Jennum’s TKO (Submission to Punches) victory over Harold Howard. In the co-main event, Ken Shamrock defeated Felix Mitchell in round 1 by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).

You can view UFC 3 results and full fight card.

UFC 3 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 3 bonus winners below:

There were six fights at UFC 3: The American Dream, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina with an extra $50,000. 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 3 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 3:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 3 event is PENDING.

UFC 3 attendance and gate

There were 3,000 fans inside the Grady Cole Center for UFC 3 on September 9. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: 90,000.

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