|Event:||UFC 54: Boiling Point|
|Date:||Sat., Aug. 20, 2005|
|Venue:||MGM Grand Arena|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
UFC 54 is officially in the books. ‘Boiling Point’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 17 years ago. The eight-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Chuck Liddell’s TKO (Retirement) victory over Jeremy Horn. In the co-main event, Tim Sylvia defeated Tra Telligman in round 1 by KO (Head Kick).
UFC 54 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 54 bonus winners below:
There were eight fights at UFC 54: Boiling Point, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.
UFC 54 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 54:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 54 event is PENDING.
UFC 54 attendance and gate
There were 13,520 fans inside the MGM Grand Arena for UFC 54 on August 20. The reported gate for the event is: $2,336,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 150,000.