UFC 91 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Couture vs. Lesnar’

Event: UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar
Date: Sat., Nov. 15, 2008
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 9
Attendance: 14,272
Gate: $4,815,675
Buy Rate: 1,010,000

UFC 91 is officially in the books. ‘Couture vs. Lesnar’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 15 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Brock Lesnar’s TKO (Punches) victory over Randy Couture. In the co-main event, Kenny Florian defeated Joe Stevenson in round 1 by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).

You can view UFC 91 results and full fight card.

UFC 91 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 most thrilling individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 91 bonus winners below:

There were nine fights at UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Jeremy Stephens and Dustin Hazelett, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Aaron Riley Vs. Jorge Gurgel was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Reebok sponsorship pay can range from $3,500 per fight to $40,000, depending on athletes' tenure. This deal ends in March 2021.

UFC 91 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 91:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 91 event is PENDING.

UFC 91 attendance and gate

There were 14,272 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 91 on November 15. The reported gate for the event is: $4,815,675. The buyrate and viewership data is: 1,010,000.

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