|Event:||UFC 59: Reality Check|
|Date:||Sat., Apr. 15, 2006|
UFC 59 is officially in the books. ‘Reality Check’-led card took place at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California, 16 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Tim Sylvia’s TKO (Punches) victory over Andrei Arlovski. In the co-main event, Sean Sherk defeated Nick Diaz in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC 59 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 59 bonus winners below:
There were nine fights at UFC 59: Reality Check, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California with an extra $50,000. Tito Ortiz Vs. Forrest Griffin was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: According to Dana White, UFC is now worth around $9 billion, thanks to the deal with ESPN.
UFC 59 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 59:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 59 event is PENDING.
UFC 59 attendance and gate
There were 13,814 fans inside the Arrowhead Pond for UFC 59 on April 15. The reported gate for the event is: $2,191,450. The buyrate and viewership data is: 425,000.