|Event:||UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre|
|Date:||Sat., Nov. 4, 2017|
|Venue:||Madison Square Garden|
|Location:||New York City, New York|
UFC 217 is officially in the books. ‘Bisping vs. St-Pierre’-led card took place at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, 5 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Georges St. Pierre’s Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) victory over Michael Bisping. In the co-main event, T.J. Dillashaw defeated Cody Garbrandt in round 2 by TKO (Punches).
UFC 217 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 217 bonus winners below:
There were eleven fights at UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Georges St-Pierre, Ovince Saint Preux, T.J. Dillashaw and Ricardo Ramos, who will be leaving the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York with an extra $50,000. No One 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 217 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 217:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 217 event is PENDING.
UFC 217 attendance and gate
There were 18,201 fans inside the Madison Square Garden for UFC 217 on November 4. The reported gate for the event is: $6,200,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 875,000.