UFC 99 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘The Comeback’

Event: UFC 99: The Comeback
Date: Sat., Jun. 13, 2009
Venue: Lanxess Arena
Location: Cologne, Germany
Total Fights: 12
Attendance: 12,854
Gate: $1,300,000
Buy Rate: 360,000

UFC 99 is officially in the books. ‘The Comeback’-led card took place at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, 14 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Rich Franklin’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Wanderlei Silva. In the co-main event, Cain Velasquez defeated Cheick Kongo in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC 99 results and full fight card.

UFC 99 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 99 bonus winners below:

There were twelve fights at UFC 99: The Comeback, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Mike Swick and Terry Etim, who will be leaving the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany with an extra $50,000. Rich Franklin Vs. Wanderlei Silva 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 99 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 99:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 99 event is PENDING.

UFC 99 attendance and gate

There were 12,854 fans inside the Lanxess Arena for UFC 99 on June 13. The reported gate for the event is: $1,300,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 360,000.

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