UFC 281 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Adesanya vs. Pereira’

Event: UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira
Date: Sat., Nov. 12, 2022
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Location: New York, NY
Total Fights: 14
Attendance: 20,845
Gate: $11,562,808
Buy Rate: Not available

UFC 281 is officially in the books. ‘Adesanya vs. Pereira’-led card took place at the Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, 2 months ago. The fourteen-fight-event featured some great fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Alex Pereira’s TKO (Punches) victory over Israel Adesanya. In the co-main event, Weili Zhang defeated Carla Esparza in round 2 by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).

You can view UFC 281 results and full fight card.

UFC 281 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 281 bonus winners below:

There were fourteen fights at UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Alex Pereira and Zhang Weili, who will be leaving the Madison Square Garden in New York, NY with an extra $50,000. Dustin Poirier Vs. Michael Chandler was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Reebok sponsorship pay can range from $3,500 per fight to $40,000, depending on athletes' tenure. This deal ends in March 2021.

UFC 281 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 281:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 281 event is PENDING.

UFC 281 attendance and gate

There were 20,845 fans inside the Madison Square Garden for UFC 281 on November 12. The reported gate for the event is: $11,562,808. The buyrate and viewership data is: Not available.

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