|Event:||UFC 83: Serra vs. St-Pierre 2|
|Date:||Sat., Apr. 19, 2008|
|Location:||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
UFC 83 is officially in the books. ‘Serra vs. St-Pierre 2’-led card took place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 15 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some great fights and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Georges St. Pierre’s TKO (Knees to the Body) victory over Matt Serra. In the co-main event, Rich Franklin defeated Travis Lutter in round 2 by TKO (Punches).
UFC 83 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 most thrilling individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 83 bonus winners below:
There were eleven fights at UFC 83: Serra vs. St-Pierre 2, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Jason MacDonald and Demian Maia, who will be leaving the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with an extra $50,000. Jonathan Goulet Vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka was awarded the Fight of the Night.
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UFC 83 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 83:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 83 event is PENDING.
UFC 83 attendance and gate
There were 21,390 fans inside the Bell Centre for UFC 83 on April 19. The reported gate for the event is: $5,100,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 530,000.