|Event:||The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale: Team Couture vs. Team Liddell|
|Date:||Sat., Apr. 9, 2005|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale is officially in the books. ‘Team Couture vs. Team Liddell’-led card took place at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada, 18 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Rich Franklin’s TKO (Punches) victory over Ken Shamrock. In the co-main event, Forrest Griffin defeated Stephan Bonnar in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
You can view The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale results and full fight card.
The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale 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 best individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale bonus winners below:
There were nine fights at The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale: Team Couture vs. Team Liddell, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. 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.
The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale 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 The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale:
The total disclosed payroll for The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale event is PENDING.
The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale attendance and gate
There were Pending fans inside the Cox Pavilion for The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale on April 9. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.
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