UFC 243 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Whittaker vs. Adesanya’

Event: UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya
Date: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019
Venue: Docklands Stadium
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 57,127
Gate: $5,470,000
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC 243 is officially in the books. ‘Whittaker vs. Adesanya’-led card took place at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Israel Adesanya’s KO (Punches) victory over Robert Whittaker. In the co-main event, Dan Hooker defeated Al Iaquinta in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 243 results and full fight card.

UFC 243 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 243 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Israel Adesanya and Yorgan de Castro, who will be leaving the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia with an extra $50,000. Brad Riddell Vs. Jamie Mullarkey was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.

UFC 243 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 243:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 243 event is PENDING.

UFC 243 attendance and gate

There were 57,127 fans inside the Docklands Stadium for UFC 243 on October 5. The reported gate for the event is: $5,470,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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