|Event:||UFC 84: Ill Will|
|Date:||Sat., May. 24, 2008|
|Venue:||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
UFC 84 is officially in the books. ‘Ill Will’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 15 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some great fights and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by B.J. Penn’s TKO (Knee and Punches) victory over Sean Sherk. In the co-main event, Wanderlei Silva defeated Keith Jardine in round 1 by KO (Punches).
UFC 84 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 best individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 84 bonus winners below:
There were eleven fights at UFC 84: Ill Will, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Wanderlei Silva and Rousimar Palhares, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Wilson Gouveia Vs. Goran Reljic was awarded the Fight of the Night.
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UFC 84 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 84:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 84 event is PENDING.
UFC 84 attendance and gate
There were 14,773 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 84 on May 24. The reported gate for the event is: $3,732,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 475,000.