UFC 71 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Liddell vs. Jackson’

Event: UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson
Date: Sat., May. 26, 2007
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 9
Attendance: 14,728
Gate: $4,304,000
Buy Rate: 675,000

UFC 71 is officially in the books. ‘Liddell vs. Jackson’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 17 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Quinton Jackson’s TKO (Punches) victory over Chuck Liddell. In the co-main event, Karo Parisyan defeated Joshua Burkman in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 71 results and full fight card.

UFC 71 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 71 bonus winners below:

There were nine fights at UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Quinton Jackson and Din Thomas, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Chris Leben Vs. Kalib Starnes 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 71 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 71:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 71 event is PENDING.

UFC 71 attendance and gate

There were 14,728 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 71 on May 26. The reported gate for the event is: $4,304,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 675,000.

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