UFC 8 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Shamrock vs. Leopoldo’

Event: UFC 8: Shamrock vs. Leopoldo
Date: Fri., Feb. 16, 1996
Venue: Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum
Location: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Total Fights: 9
Attendance: 13,000
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: 300,000

UFC 8 is officially in the books. ‘Shamrock vs. Leopoldo’-led card took place at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 28 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Don Frye’s Submission (Position) victory over Gary Goodridge. In the co-main event, Ken Shamrock defeated Kimo Leopoldo in round 1 by Submission (Kneebar).

You can view UFC 8 results and full fight card.

UFC 8 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 8 bonus winners below:

There were nine fights at UFC 8: Shamrock vs. Leopoldo, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamón, Puerto Rico with an extra $50,000. was awarded the Fight of the Night.

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UFC 8 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 8:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 8 event is PENDING.

UFC 8 attendance and gate

There were 13,000 fans inside the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum for UFC 8 on February 16. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: 300,000.

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