|Event:||UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage|
|Date:||Sat., Sep. 24, 2011|
UFC 135 is officially in the books. ‘Jones vs. Rampage’-led card took place at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, 11 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some great fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Jon Jones’s Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) victory over Quinton Jackson. In the co-main event, Josh Koscheck defeated Matt Hughes in round 1 by KO (Punches).
UFC 135 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 135 bonus winners below:
There were ten fights at UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Josh Koscheck and Nate Diaz, who will be leaving the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado with an extra $50,000. Jon Jones Vs. Quinton Jackson 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 135 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 135:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 135 event is PENDING.
UFC 135 attendance and gate
There were 16,344 fans inside the Pepsi Center for UFC 135 on September 24. The reported gate for the event is: $2,089,575. The buyrate and viewership data is: 520,000.