UFC Fight Night 53 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Nelson vs. Story’

Event: UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story
Date: Sat., Oct. 4, 2014
Venue: Ericsson Globe Arena
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 10,026
Gate: $1,100,000
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC Fight Night 53 is officially in the books. ‘Nelson vs. Story’-led card took place at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, 9 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Rick Story’s Decision (Split) victory over Gunnar Nelson. In the co-main event, Max Holloway defeated Akira Corassani in round 1 by KO (Punches).

You can view UFC Fight Night 53 results and full fight card.

UFC Fight Night 53 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 53 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Mike Wilkinson and Max Holloway, who will be leaving the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden with an extra $50,000. Dennis Siver Vs. Charles Rosa 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 53 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 53:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 53 event is PENDING.

UFC Fight Night 53 attendance and gate

There were 10,026 fans inside the Ericsson Globe Arena for UFC Fight Night 53 on October 4. The reported gate for the event is: $1,100,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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