|Event:||UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben|
|Date:||Sat., Oct. 18, 2008|
|Venue:||National Indoor Arena|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
UFC 89 is officially in the books. ‘Bisping vs. Leben’-led card took place at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, United Kingdom, 15 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Michael Bisping’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Chris Leben. In the co-main event, Keith Jardine defeated Brandon Vera in round 3 by Decision (Split).
UFC 89 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 89 bonus winners below:
There were eleven fights at UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Luiz Cane and Jim Miller, who will be leaving the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, United Kingdom with an extra $50,000. Chris Lytle Vs. Paul Taylor 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 89 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 89:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 89 event is PENDING.
UFC 89 attendance and gate
There were 9,515 fans inside the National Indoor Arena for UFC 89 on October 18. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.