|Event:||UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort|
|Date:||Sat., Feb. 5, 2011|
|Venue:||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
UFC 126 is officially in the books. ‘Silva vs. Belfort’-led card took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 12 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Anderson Silva’s KO (Front Kick and Punches) victory over Vitor Belfort. In the co-main event, Forrest Griffin defeated Rich Franklin in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC 126 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 126 bonus winners below:
There were eleven fights at UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Anderson Silva and Jon Jones, who will be leaving the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Donald Cerrone Vs. Paul Kelly was awarded the Fight of the Night.
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UFC 126 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 126:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 126 event is PENDING.
UFC 126 attendance and gate
There were 10,893 fans inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center for UFC 126 on February 5. The reported gate for the event is: $3,600,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 725,000.