|Event:||The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale: Team Pulver vs. Team Penn|
|Date:||Sat., Jun. 23, 2007|
|Venue:||Palms Casino Resort|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale is officially in the books. ‘Team Pulver vs. Team Penn’-led card took place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, 16 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by B.J. Penn’s Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) victory over Jens Pulver. In the co-main event, Nate Diaz defeated Manny Gamburyan in round 2 by Submission (Shoulder Injury).
The Ultimate Fighter 5 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 most thrilling individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale bonus winners below:
There were nine fights at The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale: Team Pulver vs. Team Penn, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Cole Miller and Joe Lauzon, who will be leaving the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Gray Maynard Vs. Rob Emerson 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 5 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 5 Finale:
The total disclosed payroll for The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale event is PENDING.
The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale attendance and gate
There were Pending fans inside the Palms Casino Resort for The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale on June 23. The reported gate for the event is: $526,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.