|Event:||UFC 26: Ultimate Field of Dreams|
|Date:||Fri., Jun. 9, 2000|
|Venue:||Five Seasons Events Center|
|Location:||Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
UFC 26 is officially in the books. ‘Ultimate Field of Dreams’-led card took place at the Five Seasons Events Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 22 years ago. The eight-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Kevin Randleman’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Pedro Rizzo. In the co-main event, Tyrone Roberts defeated David Dodd in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC 26 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 26 bonus winners below:
There were eight fights at UFC 26: Ultimate Field of Dreams, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Five Seasons Events Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with an extra $50,000. was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.
UFC 26 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 26:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 26 event is PENDING.
UFC 26 attendance and gate
There were Pending fans inside the Five Seasons Events Center for UFC 26 on June 9. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.