UFC Vegas 65 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Nzechukwu vs. Cutelaba’

Event: UFC Vegas 65: Nzechukwu vs. Cutelaba
Date: Sat., Nov. 19, 2022
Venue: UFC Apex
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Fights: 11
Buy Rate: Not available

UFC Vegas 65 is officially in the books. ‘Nzechukwu vs. Cutelaba’-led card took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, 1 year ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Kennedy Nzechukwu’s TKO (Flying Knee and Punches) victory over Ion Cutelaba. In the co-main event, Waldo Cortes-Acosta defeated Chase Sherman in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

You can view UFC Vegas 65 results and full fight card.

UFC Vegas 65 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 Vegas 65 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC Vegas 65: Nzechukwu vs. Cutelaba, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Kennedy Nzechukwu, Muslim Salikhov, Jack Della Maddalena, and Natália Silva, who will be leaving the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. No Bonus Awarded. was awarded the Fight of the Night.

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

UFC Vegas 65 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 Vegas 65:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC Vegas 65 event is PENDING.

UFC Vegas 65 attendance and gate

There were fans inside the UFC Apex for UFC Vegas 65 on November 19. The reported gate for the event is: . The buyrate and viewership data is: Not available.

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