|Event:||UFC 109: Relentless|
|Date:||Sat., Feb. 6, 2010|
|Venue:||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
UFC 109 is officially in the books. ‘Relentless’-led card took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 13 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some great fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Randy Couture’s Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) victory over Mark Coleman. In the co-main event, Chael Sonnen defeated Nate Marquardt in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC 109 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 109 bonus winners below:
There were eleven fights at UFC 109: Relentless, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Matt Serra and Paulo Thiago, who will be leaving the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Nate Marquardt Vs. Chael Sonnen 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.
UFC 109 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 109:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 109 event is PENDING.
UFC 109 attendance and gate
There were 10,753 fans inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center for UFC 109 on February 6. The reported gate for the event is: $2,273,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 275,000.