UFC 104 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Machida vs. Shogun’

Event: UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun
Date: Sat., Oct. 24, 2009
Venue: Staples Center
Location: Los Angeles, California
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 14,892
Gate: $1,913,093
Buy Rate: 500,000

UFC 104 is officially in the books. ‘Machida vs. Shogun’-led card took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, 13 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Lyoto Machida’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Mauricio Rua. In the co-main event, Cain Velasquez defeated Ben Rothwell in round 2 by TKO (Punches).

You can view UFC 104 results and full fight card.

UFC 104 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 best individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 104 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Pat Barry and Stefan Struve, who will be leaving the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California with an extra $50,000. Antoni Hardonk Vs. Pat Barry was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Reebok sponsorship pay can range from $3,500 per fight to $40,000, depending on athletes' tenure. This deal ends in March 2021.

UFC 104 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 104:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 104 event is PENDING.

UFC 104 attendance and gate

There were 14,892 fans inside the Staples Center for UFC 104 on October 24. The reported gate for the event is: $1,913,093. The buyrate and viewership data is: 500,000.

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