UFC on ESPN 17 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Santos vs. Teixeira’

Event: UFC on ESPN 17: Santos vs. Teixeira
Date: Sat., Nov. 7, 2020
Venue: UFC APEX facility
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Total Fights: 10
Attendance: no audience
Gate: $0
Buy Rate: Not available

UFC on ESPN 17 is officially in the books. ‘Santos vs. Teixeira’-led card took place at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 3 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Glover Teixeira’s Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) victory over Thiago Santos. In the co-main event, Andrei Arlovski defeated Tanner Boser in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC on ESPN 17 results and full fight card.

UFC on ESPN 17 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 most thrilling individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC on ESPN 17 bonus winners below:

There were ten fights at UFC on ESPN 17: Santos vs. Teixeira, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Giga Chikadze and Alexandr Romanov, who will be leaving the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States with an extra $50,000. Raoni Barcelos Vs. Khalid Taha was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.

UFC on ESPN 17 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 on ESPN 17:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC on ESPN 17 event is PENDING.

UFC on ESPN 17 attendance and gate

There were no audience fans inside the UFC APEX facility for UFC on ESPN 17 on November 7. The reported gate for the event is: $0. The buyrate and viewership data is: Not available.

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