UFC 87 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Seek and Destroy’

Event: UFC 87: Seek and Destroy
Date: Sat., Aug. 9, 2008
Venue: Target Center
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Total Fights: 10
Attendance: 15,087
Gate: $2,252,000
Buy Rate: 625,000

UFC 87 is officially in the books. ‘Seek and Destroy’-led card took place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 15 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Georges St. Pierre’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Jon Fitch. In the co-main event, Brock Lesnar defeated Heath Herring in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 87 results and full fight card.

UFC 87 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 87 bonus winners below:

There were ten fights at UFC 87: Seek and Destroy, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Rob Emerson and Demian Maia, who will be leaving the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota with an extra $50,000. Georges St-pierre Vs. Jon Fitch was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.

UFC 87 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 87:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 87 event is PENDING.

UFC 87 attendance and gate

There were 15,087 fans inside the Target Center for UFC 87 on August 9. The reported gate for the event is: $2,252,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 625,000.

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