UFC 40 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Vendetta’

Event: UFC 40: Vendetta
Date: Fri., Nov. 22, 2002
Venue: MGM Grand Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 8
Attendance: 13,265
Gate: $1,540,000
Buy Rate: 100,000

UFC 40 is officially in the books. ‘Vendetta’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 21 years ago. The eight-fight-event featured some great fights and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Tito Ortiz’s TKO (Corner Stoppage) victory over Ken Shamrock. In the co-main event, Chuck Liddell defeated Renato Sobral in round 1 by KO (Head Kick).

You can view UFC 40 results and full fight card.

UFC 40 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 most thrilling individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 40 bonus winners below:

There were eight fights at UFC 40: Vendetta, 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: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.

UFC 40 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 40:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 40 event is PENDING.

UFC 40 attendance and gate

There were 13,265 fans inside the MGM Grand Arena for UFC 40 on November 22. The reported gate for the event is: $1,540,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 100,000.

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