UFC Fight Night 25 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Shields vs. Ellenberger’

Event: UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger
Date: Sat., Sep. 17, 2011
Venue: Morial Convention Center
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Total Fights: 12
Attendance: 7,112
Gate: $685,000
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC Fight Night 25 is officially in the books. ‘Shields vs. Ellenberger’-led card took place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, 12 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Jake Ellenberger’s TKO (Knee and Punches) victory over Jake Shields. In the co-main event, Court McGee defeated Dongi Yang in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC Fight Night 25 results and full fight card.

UFC Fight Night 25 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 Fight Night 25 bonus winners below:

There were twelve fights at UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Jake Ellenberger and TJ Waldburger, who will be leaving the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana with an extra $50,000. Matt Riddle Vs. Lance Benoist 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 Fight Night 25 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 25:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 25 event is PENDING.

UFC Fight Night 25 attendance and gate

There were 7,112 fans inside the Morial Convention Center for UFC Fight Night 25 on September 17. The reported gate for the event is: $685,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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