UFC 50 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘The War of ’04’

Event: UFC 50: The War of ’04
Date: Fri., Oct. 22, 2004
Venue: Trump Plaza
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Total Fights: 7
Attendance: 9,000
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: 40,000

UFC 50 is officially in the books. ‘The War of ’04’-led card took place at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey, 19 years ago. The seven-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Tito Ortiz’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Patrick Cote. In the co-main event, Rich Franklin defeated Jorge Rivera in round 3 by Submission (Armbar).

You can view UFC 50 results and full fight card.

UFC 50 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 50 bonus winners below:

There were seven fights at UFC 50: The War of ’04, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey 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 50 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 50:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 50 event is PENDING.

UFC 50 attendance and gate

There were 9,000 fans inside the Trump Plaza for UFC 50 on October 22. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: 40,000.

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