|Event:||UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3|
|Date:||Sat., Feb. 4, 2006|
|Venue:||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
UFC 57 is officially in the books. ‘Liddell vs. Couture 3’-led card took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 17 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Chuck Liddell’s KO (Punch) victory over Randy Couture. In the co-main event, Brandon Vera defeated Justin Eilers in round 1 by KO (Head Kick and Knee).
UFC 57 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 57 bonus winners below:
There were nine fights at UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3, 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. No One was awarded the Fight of the Night.
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UFC 57 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 57:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 57 event is PENDING.
UFC 57 attendance and gate
There were 11,000 fans inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center for UFC 57 on February 4. The reported gate for the event is: $3,382,400. The buyrate and viewership data is: 400,000.