|Event:||UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Stephens|
|Date:||Sat., Feb. 7, 2009|
|Venue:||USF Sun Dome |
|Location:||Tampa, Florida |
UFC Fight Night 17 is officially in the books. ‘Lauzon vs. Stephens’-led card took place at the USF Sun Dome  in Tampa, Florida , 14 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Joe Lauzon’s Submission (Armbar) victory over Jeremy Stephens. In the co-main event, Cain Velasquez defeated Denis Stojnic in round 2 by TKO (Punches).
UFC Fight Night 17 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 17 bonus winners below:
There were ten fights at UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Stephens, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Cain Velasquez and Joe Lauzon, who will be leaving the USF Sun Dome  in Tampa, Florida  with an extra $50,000. Mac Danzig Vs. Josh Neer was awarded the Fight of the Night.
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UFC Fight Night 17 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 17:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 17 event is PENDING.
UFC Fight Night 17 attendance and gate
There were 7,596 fans inside the USF Sun Dome  for UFC Fight Night 17 on February 7. The reported gate for the event is: $428,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.