|Event:||UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson|
|Date:||Sun., Feb. 26, 2012|
|Venue:||Saitama Super Arena|
UFC 144 is officially in the books. ‘Edgar vs. Henderson’-led card took place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, 10 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some great fights and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Benson Henderson’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Frankie Edgar. In the co-main event, Ryan Bader defeated Quinton Jackson in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC 144 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 best individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 144 bonus winners below:
There were twelve fights at UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Anthony Pettis and Vaughan Lee, who will be leaving the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan with an extra $50,000. Frankie Edgar Vs. Benson Henderson was awarded the Fight of the Night.
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UFC 144 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 144:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 144 event is PENDING.
UFC 144 attendance and gate
There were 21,000 fans inside the Saitama Super Arena for UFC 144 on February 26. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: 375,000.