|Event:||UFC 78: Validation|
|Date:||Sat., Nov. 17, 2007|
|Location:||Newark, New Jersey|
UFC 78 is officially in the books. ‘Validation’-led card took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, 15 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Rashad Evans’s Decision (Split) victory over Michael Bisping. In the co-main event, Thiago Silva defeated Houston Alexander in round 1 by TKO (Punches).
UFC 78 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 78 bonus winners below:
There were nine fights at UFC 78: Validation, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Ed Herman and Akihiro Gono, who will be leaving the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey with an extra $50,000. Thiago Alves Vs. Chris Lytle 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 78 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 78:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 78 event is PENDING.
UFC 78 attendance and gate
There were 14,071 fans inside the Prudential Center for UFC 78 on November 17. The reported gate for the event is: $2,100,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 400,000.