UFC 52 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Couture vs. Liddell 2’

Event: UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2
Date: Sat., Apr. 16, 2005
Venue: MGM Grand Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 8
Attendance: 14,562
Gate: $2,575,450
Buy Rate: 280,000

UFC 52 is officially in the books. ‘Couture vs. Liddell 2’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 19 years ago. The eight-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Chuck Liddell’s KO (Punches) victory over Randy Couture. In the co-main event, Renato Sobral defeated Travis Wiuff in round 2 by Submission (Armbar).

You can view UFC 52 results and full fight card.

UFC 52 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 52 bonus winners below:

There were eight fights at UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2, 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: According to Dana White, UFC is now worth around $9 billion, thanks to the deal with ESPN.

UFC 52 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 52:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 52 event is PENDING.

UFC 52 attendance and gate

There were 14,562 fans inside the MGM Grand Arena for UFC 52 on April 16. The reported gate for the event is: $2,575,450. The buyrate and viewership data is: 280,000.

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