UFC on Fuel TV 1 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Sanchez vs. Ellenberger’

Event: UFC on Fuel TV 1: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger
Date: Wed., Feb. 15, 2012
Venue: Omaha Civic Auditorium
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Total Fights: 9
Attendance: Pending
Gate: Undisclosed
Buy Rate: N/A

UFC on Fuel TV 1 is officially in the books. ‘Sanchez vs. Ellenberger’-led card took place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska, 12 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Jake Ellenberger’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Diego Sanchez. In the co-main event, Stefan Struve defeated Dave Herman in round 2 by TKO (Punches).

You can view UFC on Fuel TV 1 results and full fight card.

UFC on Fuel TV 1 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 on Fuel TV 1 bonus winners below:

There were nine fights at UFC on Fuel TV 1: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Stipe Miocic and Ivan Menjivar, who will be leaving the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska with an extra $50,000. Diego Sanchez Vs. Jake Ellenberger was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.

UFC on Fuel TV 1 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 Fuel TV 1:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC on Fuel TV 1 event is PENDING.

UFC on Fuel TV 1 attendance and gate

There were Pending fans inside the Omaha Civic Auditorium for UFC on Fuel TV 1 on February 15. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.

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