|Event:||UFC 51: Super Saturday|
|Date:||Sat., Feb. 5, 2005|
|Venue:||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
UFC 51 is officially in the books. ‘Super Saturday’-led card took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 18 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Tito Ortiz’s Decision (Split) victory over Vitor Belfort. In the co-main event, Pete Sell defeated Phil Baroni in round 3 by Submission (Guillotine Choke).
UFC 51 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 51 bonus winners below:
There were nine fights at UFC 51: Super Saturday, 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: Reebok sponsorship pay can range from $3,500 per fight to $40,000, depending on athletes' tenure. This deal ends in March 2021.
UFC 51 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 51:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 51 event is PENDING.
UFC 51 attendance and gate
There were 11,072 fans inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center for UFC 51 on February 5. The reported gate for the event is: $1,493,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 105,000.