UFC 196 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘McGregor vs. Diaz’

Event: UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz
Date: Sat., Mar. 5, 2016
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 12
Attendance: 14,898
Gate: $8,197,628
Buy Rate: 1,317,000

UFC 196 is officially in the books. ‘McGregor vs. Diaz’-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 several of nice finishes, punctuated by Nate Diaz’s Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) victory over Conor McGregor. In the co-main event, Miesha Tate defeated Holly Holm in round 5 by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).

You can view UFC 196 results and full fight card.

UFC 196 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 best individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 196 bonus winners below:

There were twelve fights at UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Nate Diaz and Miesha Tate, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Nate Diaz Vs. Conor Mcgregor 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 196 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 196:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 196 event is PENDING.

UFC 196 attendance and gate

There were 14,898 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 196 on March 5. The reported gate for the event is: $8,197,628. The buyrate and viewership data is: 1,317,000.

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