|Event:||UFC 70: Nations Collide|
|Date:||Sat., Apr. 21, 2007|
|Venue:||Manchester Evening News Arena|
|Location:||Manchester, United Kingdom|
UFC 70 is officially in the books. ‘Nations Collide’-led card took place at the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom, 15 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Gabriel Gonzaga’s KO (Head Kick) victory over Mirko Filipovic. In the co-main event, Andrei Arlovski defeated Fabricio Werdum in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC 70 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 70 bonus winners below:
There were ten fights at UFC 70: Nations Collide, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Gabriel Gonzaga and Terry Etim, who will be leaving the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom with an extra $50,000. Michael Bisping Vs. Elvis Sinosic was awarded the Fight of the Night.
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UFC 70 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 70:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 70 event is PENDING.
UFC 70 attendance and gate
There were 15,114 fans inside the Manchester Evening News Arena for UFC 70 on April 21. The reported gate for the event is: $2,628,472. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.