|Event:||UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira|
|Date:||Sat., Aug. 29, 2009|
UFC 102 is officially in the books. ‘Couture vs. Nogueira’-led card took place at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon, 14 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some great fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Randy Couture. In the co-main event, Thiago Silva defeated Keith Jardine in round 1 by TKO (Punches).
UFC 102 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 UFC 102 bonus winners below:
There were eleven fights at UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Nate Marquardt and Jake Rosholt, who will be leaving the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon with an extra $50,000. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Vs. Randy Couture was awarded the Fight of the Night.
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UFC 102 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 102:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 102 event is PENDING.
UFC 102 attendance and gate
There were 16,088 fans inside the Rose Garden for UFC 102 on August 29. The reported gate for the event is: $1,920,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 435,000.