UFC Ultimate Ultimate 1996 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Ultimate Ultimate 1996’

Event: UFC Ultimate Ultimate 1996: Ultimate Ultimate 1996
Date: Sat., Dec. 7, 1996
Venue: Fair Park Arena
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Total Fights: 10
Attendance: 6,000
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: 120,000

UFC Ultimate Ultimate 1996 is officially in the books. ‘Ultimate Ultimate 1996’-led card took place at the Fair Park Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, 27 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Don Frye’s Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) victory over David Abbott. In the co-main event, David Abbott defeated Steve Nelmark in round 1 by KO (Punch).

You can view UFC Ultimate Ultimate 1996 results and full fight card.

UFC Ultimate Ultimate 1996 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 Ultimate Ultimate 1996 bonus winners below:

There were ten fights at UFC Ultimate Ultimate 1996: Ultimate Ultimate 1996, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Fair Park Arena in Birmingham, Alabama with an extra $50,000. was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: The first knockout, submission, and fight of the night bonuses were awarded at UFC 70 in 2007.

UFC Ultimate Ultimate 1996 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 Ultimate Ultimate 1996:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC Ultimate Ultimate 1996 event is PENDING.

UFC Ultimate Ultimate 1996 attendance and gate

There were 6,000 fans inside the Fair Park Arena for UFC Ultimate Ultimate 1996 on December 7. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: 120,000.

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