|Event:||UFC 79: Nemesis|
|Date:||Sat., Dec. 29, 2007|
|Venue:||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
UFC 79 is officially in the books. ‘Nemesis’-led card took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 15 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Georges St. Pierre’s Submission (Armbar) victory over Matt Hughes. In the co-main event, Chuck Liddell defeated Wanderlei Silva in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC 79 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 79 bonus winners below:
There were ten fights at UFC 79: Nemesis, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Eddie Sanchez and Georges St-Pierre, who will be leaving the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Wanderlei Silva Vs. Chuck Liddell was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: The first knockout, submission, and fight of the night bonuses were awarded at UFC 70 in 2007.
UFC 79 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 79:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 79 event is PENDING.
UFC 79 attendance and gate
There were 11,075 fans inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center for UFC 79 on December 29. The reported gate for the event is: $4,994,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 650,000.