UFC Fight Night 96 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Lineker vs. Dodson’

Event: UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs. Dodson
Date: Sat., Oct. 1, 2016
Venue: Moda Center
Location: Portland, Oregon
Total Fights: 12
Attendance: 6,240
Gate: $501,035
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC Fight Night 96 is officially in the books. ‘Lineker vs. Dodson’-led card took place at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, 7 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some great fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by John Lineker’s Decision (Split) victory over John Dodson. In the co-main event, Alex Oliveira defeated Will Brooks in round 3 by KO (Punches).

You can view UFC Fight Night 96 results and full fight card.

UFC Fight Night 96 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 96 bonus winners below:

There were twelve fights at UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs. Dodson, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Brandon Moreno, Luis Henrique da Silva, Nate Marquardt and Curtis Blaydes, who will be leaving the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon with an extra $50,000. No One 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 96 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 96:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 96 event is PENDING.

UFC Fight Night 96 attendance and gate

There were 6,240 fans inside the Moda Center for UFC Fight Night 96 on October 1. The reported gate for the event is: $501,035. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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