|Event:||UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir|
|Date:||Sun., Feb. 22, 2015|
|Location:||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
UFC Fight Night 61 is officially in the books. ‘Bigfoot vs. Mir’-led card took place at the Ginásio Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 7 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Frank Mir’s KO (Elbows) victory over Antonio Silva. In the co-main event, Michael Johnson defeated Edson Barboza in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC Fight Night 61 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 most exciting 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 61 bonus winners below:
There were eleven fights at UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Frank Mir, Sam Alvey, Matt Dwyer and Marion Reneau, who will be leaving the Ginásio Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil with an extra $50,000. No One was awarded the Fight of the Night.
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UFC Fight Night 61 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 61:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 61 event is PENDING.
UFC Fight Night 61 attendance and gate
There were 5,080 fans inside the Ginásio Gigantinho for UFC Fight Night 61 on February 22. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.