|Event:||UFC 72: Victory|
|Date:||Sat., Jun. 16, 2007|
|Location:||Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.|
UFC 72 is officially in the books. ‘Victory’-led card took place at the The Odyssey in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom., 15 years ago. The eight-fight-event featured some great fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Rich Franklin’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Yushin Okami. In the co-main event, Forrest Griffin defeated Hector Ramirez in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC 72 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 most exciting 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 72 bonus winners below:
There were eight fights at UFC 72: Victory, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Marcus Davis and Ed Herman, who will be leaving the The Odyssey in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. with an extra $50,000. Clay Guida Vs. Tyson Griffin was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: Reebok sponsorship pay can range from $3,500 per fight to $40,000, depending on athletes' tenure. This deal ends in March 2021.
UFC 72 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 72:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 72 event is PENDING.
UFC 72 attendance and gate
There were 8,000 fans inside the The Odyssey for UFC 72 on June 16. The reported gate for the event is: $1,200,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 200,000.