UFC 178 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Johnson vs. Cariaso’

Event: UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso
Date: Sat., Sep. 27, 2014
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 10,544
Gate: $2,200,000
Buy Rate: 205,000

UFC 178 is officially in the books. ‘Johnson vs. Cariaso’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 9 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some great fights and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Demetrious Johnson’s Submission (Kimura) victory over Chris Cariaso. In the co-main event, Donald Cerrone defeated Eddie Alvarez in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 178 results and full fight card.

UFC 178 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 most thrilling individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 178 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Conor McGregor and Dominick Cruz, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Tim Kennedy Vs. Yoel Romero was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: The first knockout, submission, and fight of the night bonuses were awarded at UFC 70 in 2007.

UFC 178 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 178:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 178 event is PENDING.

UFC 178 attendance and gate

There were 10,544 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 178 on September 27. The reported gate for the event is: $2,200,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 205,000.

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