|Event:||UFC 101: Declaration|
|Date:||Sat., Aug. 8, 2009|
UFC 101 is officially in the books. ‘Declaration’-led card took place at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some great fights and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by B.J. Penn’s Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) victory over Kenny Florian. In the co-main event, Anderson Silva defeated Forrest Griffin in round 1 by KO (Punch).
UFC 101 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 UFC 101 bonus winners below:
There were eleven fights at UFC 101: Declaration, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Anderson Silva and B.J. Penn, who will be leaving the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with an extra $50,000. Anderson Silva Vs. Forrest Griffin was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.
UFC 101 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 UFC 101:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 101 event is PENDING.
UFC 101 attendance and gate
There were 17,411 fans inside the Wachovia Center for UFC 101 on August 8. The reported gate for the event is: $3,550,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 850,000.