|Event:||UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen|
|Date:||Sat., Aug. 17, 2013|
UFC Fight Night 26 is officially in the books. ‘Shogun vs. Sonnen’-led card took place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, 10 years ago. The thirteen-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Chael Sonnen’s Submission (Guillotine Choke) victory over Mauricio Rua. In the co-main event, Travis Browne defeated Alistair Overeem in round 1 by KO (Front Kick and Punches).
UFC Fight Night 26 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 Fight Night 26 bonus winners below:
There were thirteen fights at UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Travis Browne, Michael McDonald, Matt Brown and Chael Sonnen, who will be leaving the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts with an extra $50,000. Michael Mcdonald Vs. Brad Pickett 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 Fight Night 26 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 26:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 26 event is PENDING.
UFC Fight Night 26 attendance and gate
There were 14,181 fans inside the TD Garden for UFC Fight Night 26 on August 17. The reported gate for the event is: $1,534,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.