UFC Live 1 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Vera vs. Jones’

Event: UFC Live 1: Vera vs. Jones
Date: Sun., Mar. 21, 2010
Venue: 1stBank Center
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 6,443
Gate: $568,125
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC Live 1 is officially in the books. ‘Vera vs. Jones’-led card took place at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, 13 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Jon Jones’s TKO (Elbows and Punches) victory over Brandon Vera. In the co-main event, Junior dos Santos defeated Gabriel Gonzaga in round 1 by TKO (Punches).

You can view UFC Live 1 results and full fight card.

UFC Live 1 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 Live 1 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC Live 1: Vera vs. Jones, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to John Howard, Clay Guida, Jon Jones and Junior dos Santos, who will be leaving the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado 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 Live 1 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 Live 1:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC Live 1 event is PENDING.

UFC Live 1 attendance and gate

There were 6,443 fans inside the 1stBank Center for UFC Live 1 on March 21. The reported gate for the event is: $568,125. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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