UFC 65 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Bad Intentions’

Event: UFC 65: Bad Intentions
Date: Sat., Nov. 18, 2006
Venue: ARCO Arena
Location: Sacramento, California
Total Fights: 9
Attendance: 14,666
Gate: $2,138,020
Buy Rate: 500,000

UFC 65 is officially in the books. ‘Bad Intentions’-led card took place at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California, 17 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Georges St. Pierre’s TKO (Head Kick and Punches) victory over Matt Hughes. In the co-main event, Tim Sylvia defeated Jeff Monson in round 5 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 65 results and full fight card.

UFC 65 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 65 bonus winners below:

There were nine fights at UFC 65: Bad Intentions, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Georges St-Pierre and Joe Stevenson, who will be leaving the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California with an extra $50,000. James Irvin Vs. Hector Ramirez 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 65 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 65:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 65 event is PENDING.

UFC 65 attendance and gate

There were 14,666 fans inside the ARCO Arena for UFC 65 on November 18. The reported gate for the event is: $2,138,020. The buyrate and viewership data is: 500,000.

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