UFC Fight Night 16 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Fight for the Troops’

Event: UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops
Date: Wed., Dec. 10, 2008
Venue: Cumberland County Crown Coliseum
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Total Fights: 10
Attendance: 8,200
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC Fight Night 16 is officially in the books. ‘Fight for the Troops’-led card took place at the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina, 15 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some great fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Josh Koscheck’s KO (Punch) victory over Yoshiyuki Yoshida. In the co-main event, Mike Swick defeated Jonathan Goulet in round 1 by TKO (Punches).

You can view UFC Fight Night 16 results and full fight card.

UFC Fight Night 16 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 16 bonus winners below:

There were ten fights at UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Josh Koscheck and Steve Cantwell, who will be leaving the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina with an extra $50,000. Jim Miller Vs. Matt Wiman was awarded the Fight of the Night.

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

UFC Fight Night 16 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 16:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 16 event is PENDING.

UFC Fight Night 16 attendance and gate

There were 8,200 fans inside the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum for UFC Fight Night 16 on December 10. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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