|Event:||UFC Fight Night 123: Swanson vs. Ortega|
|Date:||Sat., Dec. 9, 2017|
|Venue:||Save Mart Center|
UFC Fight Night 123 is officially in the books. ‘Swanson vs. Ortega’-led card took place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, 5 years ago. The thirteen-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Brian Ortega’s Submission (Guillotine Choke) victory over Cub Swanson. In the co-main event, Gabriel Benitez defeated Jason Knight in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC Fight Night 123 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 best individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC Fight Night 123 bonus winners below:
There were thirteen fights at UFC Fight Night 123: Swanson vs. Ortega, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Brian Ortega and Marlon Moraes, who will be leaving the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California with an extra $50,000. Brian Ortega Vs. Cub Swanson was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.
UFC Fight Night 123 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 Fight Night 123:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 123 event is PENDING.
UFC Fight Night 123 attendance and gate
There were 7,605 fans inside the Save Mart Center for UFC Fight Night 123 on December 9. The reported gate for the event is: $568,290. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.