UFC Fight Night 123 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Swanson vs. Ortega’

Event: UFC Fight Night 123: Swanson vs. Ortega
Date: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
Venue: Save Mart Center
Location: Fresno, California
Total Fights: 13
Attendance: 7,605
Gate: $568,290
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC Fight Night 123 is officially in the books. ‘Swanson vs. Ortega’-led card took place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, 6 years ago. The thirteen-fight-event featured some great fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Brian Ortega’s Submission (Guillotine Choke) victory over Cub Swanson. In the co-main event, Gabriel Benitez defeated Jason Knight in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC Fight Night 123 results and full fight card.

UFC Fight Night 123 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 Fight Night 123 bonus winners below:

There were thirteen fights at UFC Fight Night 123: Swanson vs. Ortega, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Brian Ortega and Marlon Moraes, who will be leaving the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California with an extra $50,000. Brian Ortega Vs. Cub Swanson 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 123 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 123:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 123 event is PENDING.

UFC Fight Night 123 attendance and gate

There were 7,605 fans inside the Save Mart Center for UFC Fight Night 123 on December 9. The reported gate for the event is: $568,290. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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