UFC Fight Night 23 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Fight for the Troops 2’

Event: UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2
Date: Sat., Jan. 22, 2011
Venue: Fort Hood
Location: Killeen, Texas
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 3,200
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC Fight Night 23 is officially in the books. ‘Fight for the Troops 2’-led card took place at the Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, 13 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Melvin Guillard’s TKO (Knees) victory over Evan Dunham. In the co-main event, Matt Mitrione defeated Tim Hague in round 1 by TKO (Punches).

You can view UFC Fight Night 23 results and full fight card.

UFC Fight Night 23 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 23 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Melvin Guillard and Yves Edwards, who will be leaving the Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas with an extra $50,000. Yves Edwards Vs. Cody Mckenzie 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 23 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 23:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 23 event is PENDING.

UFC Fight Night 23 attendance and gate

There were 3,200 fans inside the Fort Hood for UFC Fight Night 23 on January 22. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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