UFC on ESPN 42 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Thompson vs. Holland’

Event: UFC on ESPN 42: Thompson vs. Holland
Date: Sat., Dec. 3, 2022
Venue: Amway Center
Location: Orlando, Florida
Total Fights: 14
Attendance: 17,065
Buy Rate: Not available

UFC on ESPN 42 is officially in the books. ‘Thompson vs. Holland’-led card took place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, 1 year and 4 months ago. The fourteen-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Stephen Thompson’s TKO (Corner Stoppage) victory over Kevin Holland. In the co-main event, Rafael dos Anjos defeated Bryan Barberena in round 2 by Submission (Neck Crank).

You can view UFC on ESPN 42 results and full fight card.

UFC on ESPN 42 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 on ESPN 42 bonus winners below:

There were fourteen fights at UFC on ESPN 42: Thompson vs. Holland, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Sergei Pavlovich and Roman Dolidze, who will be leaving the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida with an extra $50,000. Stephen Thompson Vs. Kevin Holland was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: The first knockout, submission, and fight of the night bonuses were awarded at UFC 70 in 2007.

UFC on ESPN 42 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 on ESPN 42:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC on ESPN 42 event is PENDING.

UFC on ESPN 42 attendance and gate

There were 17,065 fans inside the Amway Center for UFC on ESPN 42 on December 3. The reported gate for the event is: . The buyrate and viewership data is: Not available.

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