|Event:||The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate|
|Date:||Sat., Nov. 30, 2013|
|Venue:||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale is officially in the books. ‘Team Rousey vs. Team Tate’-led card took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 9 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some great fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Nate Diaz’s TKO (Punches) victory over Gray Maynard. In the co-main event, Julianna Pena defeated Jessica Rakoczy in round 1 by TKO (Punches).
The Ultimate Fighter 18 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 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 The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale bonus winners below:
There were ten fights at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Nate Diaz and Chris Holdsworth, who will be leaving the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Josh Sampo Vs. Ryan Benoit was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.
The Ultimate Fighter 18 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 18 Finale:
The total disclosed payroll for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale event is PENDING.
The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale attendance and gate
There were 4,853 fans inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale on November 30. The reported gate for the event is: $322,743. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.