|Event:||UFC 17.5: Ultimate Brazil|
|Date:||Fri., Oct. 16, 1998|
|Venue:||Ginásio da Portuguesa|
|Location:||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
UFC 17.5 is officially in the books. ‘Ultimate Brazil’-led card took place at the Ginásio da Portuguesa in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24 years ago. The eight-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Frank Shamrock’s TKO (Submission to Punches) victory over John Lober. In the co-main event, Vitor Belfort defeated Wanderlei Silva in round 1 by TKO (Punches).
UFC 17.5 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 17.5 bonus winners below:
There were eight fights at UFC 17.5: Ultimate Brazil, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Ginásio da Portuguesa in Sao Paulo, Brazil with an extra $50,000. was awarded the Fight of the Night.
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UFC 17.5 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 17.5:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 17.5 event is PENDING.
UFC 17.5 attendance and gate
There were Pending fans inside the Ginásio da Portuguesa for UFC 17.5 on October 16. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.