|Event:||UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story|
|Date:||Sat., Oct. 4, 2014|
|Venue:||Ericsson Globe Arena|
UFC Fight Night 53 is officially in the books. ‘Nelson vs. Story’-led card took place at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, 9 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some great fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Rick Story’s Decision (Split) victory over Gunnar Nelson. In the co-main event, Max Holloway defeated Akira Corassani in round 1 by KO (Punches).
UFC Fight Night 53 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 53 bonus winners below:
There were eleven fights at UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Mike Wilkinson and Max Holloway, who will be leaving the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden with an extra $50,000. Dennis Siver Vs. Charles Rosa 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 53 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 53:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 53 event is PENDING.
UFC Fight Night 53 attendance and gate
There were 10,026 fans inside the Ericsson Globe Arena for UFC Fight Night 53 on October 4. The reported gate for the event is: $1,100,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.