The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir’

Event: The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir
Date: Sat., Dec. 13, 2008
Venue: Palms Casino Resort
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 10
Attendance: 1,853
Gate: $405,000
Buy Rate: N/A

The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale is officially in the books. ‘Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir’-led card took place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, 14 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Efrain Escudero’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Phillipe Nover. In the co-main event, Ryan Bader defeated Vinny Magalhaes in round 1 by TKO (Punches).

You can view The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale results and full fight card.

The Ultimate Fighter 8 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 8 Finale bonus winners below:

There were ten fights at The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Anthony Johnson and Krzysztof Soszynski, who will be leaving the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Junie Browning Vs. Dave Kaplan 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 8 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 8 Finale:

NOT AVAILABLE.

The total disclosed payroll for The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale event is PENDING.

The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale attendance and gate

There were 1,853 fans inside the Palms Casino Resort for The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale on December 13. The reported gate for the event is: $405,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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