UFC 163 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Aldo vs. Korean Zombie’

Event: UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie
Date: Sat., Aug. 3, 2013
Venue: HSBC Arena
Location: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Total Fights: 12
Attendance: 13,873
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: 180,000

UFC 163 is officially in the books. ‘Aldo vs. Korean Zombie’-led card took place at the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 9 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Jose Aldo’s TKO (Punches) victory over Chan Sung Jung. In the co-main event, Phil Davis defeated Lyoto Machida in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 163 results and full fight card.

UFC 163 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 163 bonus winners below:

There were twelve fights at UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Anthony Perosh and Sergio Moraes, who will be leaving the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil with an extra $50,000. Ian Mccall Vs. Iliarde Santos was awarded the Fight of the Night.

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UFC 163 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 163:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 163 event is PENDING.

UFC 163 attendance and gate

There were 13,873 fans inside the HSBC Arena for UFC 163 on August 3. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: 180,000.

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