|Event:||UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen|
|Date:||Sat., Aug. 7, 2010|
UFC 117 is officially in the books. ‘Silva vs. Sonnen’-led card took place at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, 13 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Anderson Silva’s Submission (Triangle Armbar) victory over Chael Sonnen. In the co-main event, Jon Fitch defeated Thiago Alves in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC 117 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 UFC 117 bonus winners below:
There were eleven fights at UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Stefan Struve, Anderson Silva and Matt Hughes, who will be leaving the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California with an extra $50,000. Anderson Silva Vs. Chael Sonnen was awarded the Fight of the Night.
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UFC 117 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 117:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 117 event is PENDING.
UFC 117 attendance and gate
There were 12,971 fans inside the Oracle Arena for UFC 117 on August 7. The reported gate for the event is: $1,560,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 600,000.