UFC 226 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Miocic vs. Cormier’

Event: UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier
Date: Sat., Jul. 7, 2018
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 17,464
Gate: $5,677,238
Buy Rate: 380,000

UFC 226 is officially in the books. ‘Miocic vs. Cormier’-led card took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 6 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Daniel Cormier’s KO (Punches) victory over Stipe Miocic. In the co-main event, Derrick Lewis defeated Francis Ngannou in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 226 results and full fight card.

UFC 226 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 226 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Paulo Costa, Khalil Rountree Jr., Anthony Pettis and Daniel Cormier, who will be leaving the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. No One was awarded the Fight of the Night.

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UFC 226 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 226:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 226 event is PENDING.

UFC 226 attendance and gate

There were 17,464 fans inside the T-Mobile Arena for UFC 226 on July 7. The reported gate for the event is: $5,677,238. The buyrate and viewership data is: 380,000.

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