|Event:||UFC 44: Undisputed|
|Date:||Fri., Sep. 26, 2003|
|Venue:||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
UFC 44 is officially in the books. ‘Undisputed’-led card took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 20 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some great fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Randy Couture’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Tito Ortiz. In the co-main event, Andrei Arlovski defeated Vladimir Matyushenko in round 1 by KO (Punch).
UFC 44 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 most thrilling individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 44 bonus winners below:
There were nine fights at UFC 44: Undisputed, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: The first knockout, submission, and fight of the night bonuses were awarded at UFC 70 in 2007.
UFC 44 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 44:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 44 event is PENDING.
UFC 44 attendance and gate
There were 10,400 fans inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center for UFC 44 on September 26. The reported gate for the event is: $127,985. The buyrate and viewership data is: 94,000.