UFC 229 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Khabib vs. McGregor’

Event: UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor
Date: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Location: Paradise, Nevada
Total Fights: 12
Attendance: 20,034
Gate: $17,188,895
Buy Rate: 2,400,000

UFC 229 is officially in the books. ‘Khabib vs. McGregor’-led card took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, 5 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Submission (Neck Crank) victory over Conor McGregor. In the co-main event, Tony Ferguson defeated Anthony Pettis in round 2 by TKO (Corner Stoppage).

You can view UFC 229 results and full fight card.

UFC 229 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 most thrilling individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 229 bonus winners below:

There were twelve fights at UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Derrick Lewis and Aspen Ladd, who will be leaving the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Tony Ferguson Vs. Anthony Pettis 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 229 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 229:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 229 event is PENDING.

UFC 229 attendance and gate

There were 20,034 fans inside the T-Mobile Arena for UFC 229 on October 6. The reported gate for the event is: $17,188,895. The buyrate and viewership data is: 2,400,000.

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