UFC on Fox 7 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Henderson vs. Melendez’

Event: UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs. Melendez
Date: Sat., Apr. 20, 2013
Venue: HP Pavilion
Location: San Jose, California
Total Fights: 12
Attendance: Pending
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC on Fox 7 is officially in the books. ‘Henderson vs. Melendez’-led card took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, 11 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Benson Henderson’s Decision (Split) victory over Gilbert Melendez. In the co-main event, Daniel Cormier defeated Frank Mir in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC on Fox 7 results and full fight card.

UFC on Fox 7 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 on Fox 7 bonus winners below:

There were twelve fights at UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs. Melendez, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Josh Thomson and Yoel Romero, who will be leaving the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California with an extra $50,000. Matt Brown Vs. Jordan Mein was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: According to Dana White, UFC is now worth around $9 billion, thanks to the deal with ESPN.

UFC on Fox 7 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 Fox 7:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC on Fox 7 event is PENDING.

UFC on Fox 7 attendance and gate

There were Pending fans inside the HP Pavilion for UFC on Fox 7 on April 20. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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