UFC 194 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Aldo vs. McGregor’

Event: UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor
Date: Sat., Dec. 12, 2015
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 12
Attendance: 16,516
Gate: $10,006,249
Buy Rate: 1,200,000

UFC 194 is officially in the books. ‘Aldo vs. McGregor’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 8 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some great fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Conor McGregor’s KO (Punch) victory over Jose Aldo. In the co-main event, Luke Rockhold defeated Chris Weidman in round 4 by TKO (Punches).

You can view UFC 194 results and full fight card.

UFC 194 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 194 bonus winners below:

There were twelve fights at UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Conor McGregor and Leonardo Santos, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Luke Rockhold Vs. Chris Weidman 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 194 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 194:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 194 event is PENDING.

UFC 194 attendance and gate

There were 16,516 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 194 on December 12. The reported gate for the event is: $10,006,249. The buyrate and viewership data is: 1,200,000.

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