UFC 148 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Silva vs. Sonnen II’

Event: UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II
Date: Sat., Jul. 7, 2012
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 15,104
Gate: $6,901,655
Buy Rate: 925,000

UFC 148 is officially in the books. ‘Silva vs. Sonnen II’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 10 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some great fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Anderson Silva’s TKO (Knee to the Body and Punches) victory over Chael Sonnen. In the co-main event, Forrest Griffin defeated Tito Ortiz in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 148 results and full fight card.

UFC 148 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 148 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Anderson Silva, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Forrest Griffin Vs. Tito Ortiz 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 148 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 148:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 148 event is PENDING.

UFC 148 attendance and gate

There were 15,104 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 148 on July 7. The reported gate for the event is: $6,901,655. The buyrate and viewership data is: 925,000.

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