|Event:||UFC 29: Defense of the Belts|
|Date:||Sat., Dec. 16, 2000|
|Venue:||Differ Ariake Arena|
UFC 29 is officially in the books. ‘Defense of the Belts’-led card took place at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan, 22 years ago. The seven-fight-event featured some great fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Tito Ortiz’s Submission (Neck Crank) victory over Yuki Kondo. In the co-main event, Pat Miletich defeated Kenichi Yamamoto in round 2 by Submission (Guillotine Choke).
UFC 29 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 most exciting 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 29 bonus winners below:
There were seven fights at UFC 29: Defense of the Belts, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan with an extra $50,000. 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 29 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 29:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 29 event is PENDING.
UFC 29 attendance and gate
There were 1,414 fans inside the Differ Ariake Arena for UFC 29 on December 16. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.