UFC 86 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Jackson vs. Griffin’

Event: UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin
Date: Sat., Jul. 5, 2008
Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 9
Attendance: 10,990
Gate: $3,350,730
Buy Rate: 540,000

UFC 86 is officially in the books. ‘Jackson vs. Griffin’-led card took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 16 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Forrest Griffin’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Quinton Jackson. In the co-main event, Patrick Cote defeated Ricardo Almeida in round 3 by Decision (Split).

You can view UFC 86 results and full fight card.

UFC 86 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 86 bonus winners below:

There were nine fights at UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Melvin Guillard and Cole Miller, who will be leaving the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Quinton Jackson Vs. Forrest Griffin was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.

UFC 86 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 86:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 86 event is PENDING.

UFC 86 attendance and gate

There were 10,990 fans inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center for UFC 86 on July 5. The reported gate for the event is: $3,350,730. The buyrate and viewership data is: 540,000.

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