UFC 92 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘The Ultimate 2008’

Event: UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008
Date: Sat., Dec. 27, 2008
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 10
Attendance: 14,103
Gate: $3,468,440
Buy Rate: 1,000,000

UFC 92 is officially in the books. ‘The Ultimate 2008’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 15 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Rashad Evans’s TKO (Punches) victory over Forrest Griffin. In the co-main event, Frank Mir defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in round 2 by TKO (Punches).

You can view UFC 92 results and full fight card.

UFC 92 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 92 bonus winners below:

There were ten fights at UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Quinton Jackson, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Rashad Evans Vs. Forrest Griffin was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: According to Dana White, UFC is now worth around $9 billion, thanks to the deal with ESPN.

UFC 92 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 92:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 92 event is PENDING.

UFC 92 attendance and gate

There were 14,103 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 92 on December 27. The reported gate for the event is: $3,468,440. The buyrate and viewership data is: 1,000,000.

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