|Event:||The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson|
|Date:||Sat., Dec. 15, 2012|
|Venue:||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale is officially in the books. ‘Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson’-led card took place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, 10 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Roy Nelson’s TKO (Punches) victory over Matt Mitrione. In the co-main event, Colton Smith defeated Mike Ricci in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
The Ultimate Fighter 16 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 most thrilling individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale bonus winners below:
There were eleven fights at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Ben Alloway, who will be leaving the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Nick Penner Vs. Cody Donovan 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.
The Ultimate Fighter 16 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 16 Finale:
The total disclosed payroll for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale event is PENDING.
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale attendance and gate
There were 2,427 fans inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale on December 15. The reported gate for the event is: $569,075. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.