UFC Fight Night 1 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘UFC Ultimate Fight Night’

Event: UFC Fight Night 1: UFC Ultimate Fight Night
Date: Sat., Aug. 6, 2005
Venue: Cox Pavilion
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 8
Attendance: Pending
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC Fight Night 1 is officially in the books. ‘UFC Ultimate Fight Night’-led card took place at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada, 18 years ago. The eight-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Nate Marquardt’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Ivan Salaverry. In the co-main event, Chris Leben defeated Patrick Cote in round 3 by Decision (Split).

You can view UFC Fight Night 1 results and full fight card.

UFC Fight Night 1 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 Fight Night 1 bonus winners below:

There were eight fights at UFC Fight Night 1: UFC Ultimate Fight Night, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. 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 Fight Night 1 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 Fight Night 1:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 1 event is PENDING.

UFC Fight Night 1 attendance and gate

There were Pending fans inside the Cox Pavilion for UFC Fight Night 1 on August 6. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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