UFC 56 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Full Force’

Event: UFC 56: Full Force
Date: Sat., Nov. 19, 2005
Venue: MGM Grand Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 8
Attendance: 12,000
Gate: $1,986,000
Buy Rate: 200,000

UFC 56 is officially in the books. ‘Full Force’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 18 years ago. The eight-fight-event featured some great fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Rich Franklin’s KO (Punch) victory over Nate Quarry. In the co-main event, Gabriel Gonzaga defeated Kevin Jordan in round 3 by KO (Superman Punch).

You can view UFC 56 results and full fight card.

UFC 56 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 best individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 56 bonus winners below:

There were eight fights at UFC 56: Full Force, 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 56 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 56:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 56 event is PENDING.

UFC 56 attendance and gate

There were 12,000 fans inside the MGM Grand Arena for UFC 56 on November 19. The reported gate for the event is: $1,986,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 200,000.

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