UFC 85 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Bedlam’

Event: UFC 85: Bedlam
Date: Sat., Jun. 7, 2008
Venue: The O 2 Arena
Location: London, United Kingdom
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 15,327
Gate: $2,920,000
Buy Rate: 215,000

UFC 85 is officially in the books. ‘Bedlam’-led card took place at the The O 2 Arena in London, United Kingdom, 16 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some great fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Thiago Alves’s TKO (Flying Knee and Punches) victory over Matt Hughes. In the co-main event, Michael Bisping defeated Jason Day in round 1 by TKO (Punches).

You can view UFC 85 results and full fight card.

UFC 85 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 85 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 85: Bedlam, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Thiago Alves and Kevin Burns, who will be leaving the The O 2 Arena in London, United Kingdom with an extra $50,000. Matt Wiman Vs. Thiago Tavares 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 85 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 85:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 85 event is PENDING.

UFC 85 attendance and gate

There were 15,327 fans inside the The O 2 Arena for UFC 85 on June 7. The reported gate for the event is: $2,920,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 215,000.

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