UFC 90 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Silva vs. Côte’

Event: UFC 90: Silva vs. Côte
Date: Sat., Oct. 25, 2008
Venue: Allstate Arena
Location: Rosemont, Illinois
Total Fights: 10
Attendance: 15,359
Gate: $2,850,000
Buy Rate: 300,000

UFC 90 is officially in the books. ‘Silva vs. Côte’-led card took place at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, 15 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Anderson Silva’s TKO (Knee Injury) victory over Patrick Cote. In the co-main event, Thiago Alves defeated Josh Koscheck in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 90 results and full fight card.

UFC 90 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 most exciting 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 90 bonus winners below:

There were ten fights at UFC 90: Silva vs. Côte, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Junior dos Santos and Spencer Fisher, who will be leaving the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois with an extra $50,000. Sean Sherk Vs. Tyson Griffin was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: The first knockout, submission, and fight of the night bonuses were awarded at UFC 70 in 2007.

UFC 90 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 90:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 90 event is PENDING.

UFC 90 attendance and gate

There were 15,359 fans inside the Allstate Arena for UFC 90 on October 25. The reported gate for the event is: $2,850,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 300,000.

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