UFC 137 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Penn vs. Diaz’

Event: UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz
Date: Sat., Oct. 29, 2011
Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 10,313
Gate: $3,900,650
Buy Rate: 280,000

UFC 137 is officially in the books. ‘Penn vs. Diaz’-led card took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 12 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some great fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Nick Diaz’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over B.J. Penn. In the co-main event, Cheick Kongo defeated Matt Mitrione in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 137 results and full fight card.

UFC 137 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 137 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Bart Palaszewski and Donald Cerrone, who will be leaving the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. B.j. Penn Vs. Nick Diaz was awarded the Fight of the Night.

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UFC 137 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 137:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 137 event is PENDING.

UFC 137 attendance and gate

There were 10,313 fans inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center for UFC 137 on October 29. The reported gate for the event is: $3,900,650. The buyrate and viewership data is: 280,000.

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