|Event:||UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold|
|Date:||Sat., Feb. 10, 2018|
UFC 221 is officially in the books. ‘Romero vs. Rockhold’-led card took place at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia, 4 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Yoel Romero’s KO (Punches) victory over Luke Rockhold. In the co-main event, Curtis Blaydes defeated Mark Hunt in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC 221 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 221 bonus winners below:
There were twelve fights at UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Israel Adesanya and Jussier Formiga, who will be leaving the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia with an extra $50,000. Jake Matthews Vs. Li Jingliang was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: Reebok sponsorship pay can range from $3,500 per fight to $40,000, depending on athletes' tenure. This deal ends in March 2021.
UFC 221 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 221:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 221 event is PENDING.
UFC 221 attendance and gate
There were 12,437 fans inside the Perth Arena for UFC 221 on February 10. The reported gate for the event is: $2,810,520. The buyrate and viewership data is: 150,000.