|Event:||UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine|
|Date:||Sat., Mar. 7, 2009|
UFC 96 is officially in the books. ‘Jackson vs. Jardine’-led card took place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, 14 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some great fights and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Quinton Jackson’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Keith Jardine. In the co-main event, Shane Carwin defeated Gabriel Gonzaga in round 1 by TKO (Punches).
UFC 96 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 most thrilling individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 96 bonus winners below:
There were ten fights at UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Matt Hamill, who will be leaving the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio with an extra $50,000. Quinton Jackson Vs. Keith Jardine was awarded the Fight of the Night.
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UFC 96 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 96:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 96 event is PENDING.
UFC 96 attendance and gate
There were 17,033 fans inside the Nationwide Arena for UFC 96 on March 7. The reported gate for the event is: $1,800,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 350,000.