|Event:||UFC 166: Velasquez vs. dos Santos III|
|Date:||Sat., Oct. 19, 2013|
UFC 166 is officially in the books. ‘Velasquez vs. dos Santos III’-led card took place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, 10 years ago. The thirteen-fight-event featured some great fights and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Cain Velasquez’s TKO (Slam and Punch) victory over Junior dos Santos. In the co-main event, Daniel Cormier defeated Roy Nelson in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC 166 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 166 bonus winners below:
There were thirteen fights at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. dos Santos III, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to John Dodson and Tony Ferguson, who will be leaving the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas with an extra $50,000. Gilbert Melendez Vs. Diego Sanchez was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.
UFC 166 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 166:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 166 event is PENDING.
UFC 166 attendance and gate
There were 17,238 fans inside the Toyota Center for UFC 166 on October 19. The reported gate for the event is: $2,500,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 330,000.