UFC 198 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Werdum vs. Miocic’

Event: UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic
Date: Sat., May. 14, 2016
Venue: Arena da Baixada
Location: Curitiba, Brazil
Total Fights: 12
Attendance: 45,207
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: 217,000

UFC 198 is officially in the books. ‘Werdum vs. Miocic’-led card took place at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, 7 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Stipe Miocic’s KO (Punch) victory over Fabricio Werdum. In the co-main event, Ronaldo Souza defeated Vitor Belfort in round 1 by TKO (Punches).

You can view UFC 198 results and full fight card.

UFC 198 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 198 bonus winners below:

There were twelve fights at UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Stipe Miocic and Ronaldo Souza, who will be leaving the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil with an extra $50,000. Francisco Trinaldo Vs. Yancy Medeiros was awarded the Fight of the Night.

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UFC 198 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 198:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 198 event is PENDING.

UFC 198 attendance and gate

There were 45,207 fans inside the Arena da Baixada for UFC 198 on May 14. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: 217,000.

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