UFC 142 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Aldo vs. Mendes’

Event: UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes
Date: Sat., Jan. 14, 2012
Venue: HSBC Arena
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Total Fights: 10
Attendance: 10,605
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: 235,000

UFC 142 is officially in the books. ‘Aldo vs. Mendes’-led card took place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Jose Aldo’s KO (Knee) victory over Chad Mendes. In the co-main event, Vitor Belfort defeated Anthony Johnson in round 1 by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).

You can view UFC 142 results and full fight card.

UFC 142 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 142 bonus winners below:

There were ten fights at UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Edson Barboza and Rousimar Palhares, who will be leaving the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with an extra $50,000. Edson Barboza Vs. Terry Etim was awarded the Fight of the Night.

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UFC 142 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 142:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 142 event is PENDING.

UFC 142 attendance and gate

There were 10,605 fans inside the HSBC Arena for UFC 142 on January 14. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: 235,000.

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