|Event:||UFC 18: The Road to the Heavyweight Title|
|Date:||Fri., Jan. 8, 1999|
|Location:||New Orleans, Louisiana|
UFC 18 is officially in the books. ‘The Road to the Heavyweight Title’-led card took place at the Pontchartrain Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, 24 years ago. The seven-fight-event featured some great fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Bas Rutten’s TKO (Punches) victory over Tsuyoshi Kosaka. In the co-main event, Pat Miletich defeated Jorge Patino in round 1 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC 18 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 best individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 18 bonus winners below:
There were seven fights at UFC 18: The Road to the Heavyweight Title, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Pontchartrain Center in New Orleans, Louisiana with an extra $50,000. 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 18 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 18:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 18 event is PENDING.
UFC 18 attendance and gate
There were Pending fans inside the Pontchartrain Center for UFC 18 on January 8. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.