|Event:||UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya|
|Date:||Sat., Mar. 3, 2018|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
UFC 222 is officially in the books. ‘Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya’-led card took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 5 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Cristiane Justino’s TKO (Punches) victory over Yana Kunitskaya. In the co-main event, Brian Ortega defeated Frankie Edgar in round 1 by KO (Punches).
UFC 222 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 222 bonus winners below:
There were twelve fights at UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Brian Ortega and Alexander Hernandez, who will be leaving the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Sean O'malley Vs. Andre Soukhamthath was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: According to Dana White, UFC is now worth around $9 billion, thanks to the deal with ESPN.
UFC 222 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 222:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 222 event is PENDING.
UFC 222 attendance and gate
There were 12,041 fans inside the T-Mobile Arena for UFC 222 on March 3. The reported gate for the event is: $1,367,672. The buyrate and viewership data is: 260,000.