|Event:||UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn|
|Date:||Sat., Sep. 23, 2006|
UFC 63 is officially in the books. ‘Hughes vs. Penn’-led card took place at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California, 16 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Matt Hughes’s TKO (Punches) victory over B.J. Penn. In the co-main event, Mike Swick defeated David Loiseau in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC 63 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 63 bonus winners below:
There were nine fights at UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Joe Lauzon and Tyson Griffin, who will be leaving the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California with an extra $50,000. Matt Hughes Vs. B.j. Penn And Roger Huerta Vs. Jason Dent was awarded the Fight of the Night.
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UFC 63 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 63:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 63 event is PENDING.
UFC 63 attendance and gate
There were 12,604 fans inside the Arrowhead Pond for UFC 63 on September 23. The reported gate for the event is: $1,582,370. The buyrate and viewership data is: 400,000.