UFC 139 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Shogun vs. Henderson’

Event: UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson
Date: Sat., Nov. 19, 2011
Venue: HP Pavilion
Location: San Jose, California
Total Fights: 12
Attendance: 13,832
Gate: $1,268,000
Buy Rate: 290,000

UFC 139 is officially in the books. ‘Shogun vs. Henderson’-led card took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, 12 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Dan Henderson’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Mauricio Rua. In the co-main event, Wanderlei Silva defeated Cung Le in round 2 by TKO (Knees and Punches).

You can view UFC 139 results and full fight card.

UFC 139 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 best individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 139 bonus winners below:

There were twelve fights at UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Michael McDonald and Urijah Faber, who will be leaving the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California with an extra $50,000. Wanderlei Silva Vs. Cung Le And Mauricio Rua Vs. Dan Henderson was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Reebok sponsorship pay can range from $3,500 per fight to $40,000, depending on athletes' tenure. This deal ends in March 2021.

UFC 139 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 139:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 139 event is PENDING.

UFC 139 attendance and gate

There were 13,832 fans inside the HP Pavilion for UFC 139 on November 19. The reported gate for the event is: $1,268,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 290,000.

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