|Event:||UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum|
|Date:||Sat., Jun. 13, 2015|
|Venue:||Arena Ciudad de Mexico|
|Location:||Mexico City, Mexico|
UFC 188 is officially in the books. ‘Velasquez vs. Werdum’-led card took place at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, 8 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Fabricio Werdum’s Submission (Guillotine Choke) victory over Cain Velasquez. In the co-main event, Eddie Alvarez defeated Gilbert Melendez in round 3 by Decision (Split).
UFC 188 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 188 bonus winners below:
There were eleven fights at UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Fabricio Werdum and Patrick Williams, who will be leaving the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico with an extra $50,000. Yair Rodriguez Vs. Charles Rosa 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 188 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 188:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 188 event is PENDING.
UFC 188 attendance and gate
There were 21,036 fans inside the Arena Ciudad de Mexico for UFC 188 on June 13. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: 300,000.