UFC 47 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘It’s On!’

Event: UFC 47: It’s On!
Date: Fri., Apr. 2, 2004
Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 8
Attendance: 11,437
Gate: $1,444,020
Buy Rate: 105,000

UFC 47 is officially in the books. ‘It’s On!’-led card took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 20 years ago. The eight-fight-event featured some great fights and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Chuck Liddell’s KO (Punches) victory over Tito Ortiz. In the co-main event, Chris Lytle defeated Tiki Ghosn in round 2 by Submission (Bulldog Choke).

You can view UFC 47 results and full fight card.

UFC 47 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 47 bonus winners below:

There were eight fights at UFC 47: It’s On!, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada 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 47 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 47:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 47 event is PENDING.

UFC 47 attendance and gate

There were 11,437 fans inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center for UFC 47 on April 2. The reported gate for the event is: $1,444,020. The buyrate and viewership data is: 105,000.

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