UFC 36 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Worlds Collide’

Event: UFC 36: Worlds Collide
Date: Fri., Mar. 22, 2002
Venue: MGM Grand Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 8
Attendance: 10,000
Gate: $898,850
Buy Rate: 55,000

UFC 36 is officially in the books. ‘Worlds Collide’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 22 years ago. The eight-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Josh Barnett’s TKO (Punches) victory over Randy Couture. In the co-main event, Pedro Rizzo defeated Andrei Arlovski in round 3 by KO (Punches).

You can view UFC 36 results and full fight card.

UFC 36 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 36 bonus winners below:

There were eight fights at UFC 36: Worlds Collide, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. 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 36 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 36:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 36 event is PENDING.

UFC 36 attendance and gate

There were 10,000 fans inside the MGM Grand Arena for UFC 36 on March 22. The reported gate for the event is: $898,850. The buyrate and viewership data is: 55,000.

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