UFC 59 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Reality Check’

Event: UFC 59: Reality Check
Date: Sat., Apr. 15, 2006
Venue: Arrowhead Pond
Location: Anaheim, California
Total Fights: 9
Attendance: 13,814
Gate: $2,191,450
Buy Rate: 425,000

UFC 59 is officially in the books. ‘Reality Check’-led card took place at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California, 17 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some great fights and a handful 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).

You can view UFC 59 results and full fight card.

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 best 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: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.

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.

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