|Event:||The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale: United States vs. United Kingdom|
|Date:||Sat., Jun. 20, 2009|
|Venue:||Pearl Concert Theater|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale is officially in the books. ‘United States vs. United Kingdom’-led card took place at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, 13 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Diego Sanchez’s Decision (Split) victory over Clay Guida. In the co-main event, James Wilks defeated DaMarques Johnson in round 1 by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).
The Ultimate Fighter 9 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 9 Finale bonus winners below:
There were ten fights at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale: United States vs. United Kingdom, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Tomasz Drwal and Jason Dent, who will be leaving the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Diego Sanchez Vs. Clay Guida, Joe Stevenson Vs. Nate Diaz And Chris Lytle Vs. Kevin Burns 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 9 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 9 Finale:
The total disclosed payroll for The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale event is PENDING.
The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale attendance and gate
There were 2,217 fans inside the Pearl Concert Theater for The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale on June 20. The reported gate for the event is: $498,650. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.