UFC 297: Strickland vs. Du Plessis Bonuses & Payouts

Event: UFC 297: Strickland vs. Du Plessis
Date: Sat., Jan. 20, 2024
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Fights: 13
Attendance: 18,559
Gate: $7,898,695
Buy Rate: Not announced

UFC 297 is officially in the books. ‘Strickland vs. Du Plessis’-led card took place at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1 month and 4 days ago. The thirteen-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Dricus Du Plessis’s Decision (Split) victory over Sean Strickland. In the co-main event, Raquel Pennington defeated Mayra Bueno Silva in round 5 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 297 results and full fight card.

UFC 297 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 297 bonus winners below:

There were thirteen fights at UFC 297: Strickland vs. Du Plessis, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Gillian Robertson and Jasmine Jasudavicius, who will be leaving the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with an extra $50,000. Dricus Du Plessis Vs. Sean Strickland was awarded the Fight of the Night.

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

UFC 297 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 297:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 297 event is PENDING.

UFC 297 attendance and gate

There were 18,559 fans inside the Scotiabank Arena for UFC 297 on January 20. The reported gate for the event is: $7,898,695. The buyrate and viewership data is: Not announced.

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