Bonus Awards

Bonus Awards

See also; List of WEC bonus award recipients.

Background

UFC Bonus Awards are three different kinds of awards usually given to four fighters after a UFC event.

Fight of the Night - Award given to the two fighters that fought each other and delivered the "most impressive" fight on the card.[1]

Knockout of the Night - Award given to the fighter with the most impressive knockout/technical knockout.[2]

Submission of the Night - Award given to the fighter with the most impressive submission.[3]

Fighters With the Most Awards

Fighter Fights of the Night Knockouts of the Night Submissions of the Night Awards Total Status
Nate Diaz 5 2 5 12 Active
Joe Lauzon 5 1 6 12 Active
Anderson Silva 3 7 2 12 Active
Chris Lytle 6 1 3 10 Retired
Frankie Edgar 7 1 0 8 Active
Clay Guida 5 0 3 8 Active
Sam Stout 6 1 0 7 Active
Wanderlei Silva 5 2 0 7 Active
Donald Cerrone 3 2 2 7 Active
Diego Sanchez 6 0 0 6 Active
Forrest Griffin 5 0 1 6 Retired
Tyson Griffin 5 0 1 6 Left the UFC
Carlos Condit 4 2 0 6 Active
Tito Ortiz 4 1 1 6 Left the UFC
Georges St-Pierre 4 1 1 6 Active
Joe Stevenson 4 0 2 6 Left the UFC
Jon Jones 3 1 2 6 Active
Jim Miller 3 0 3 6 Active
Chris Leben 2 4 0 6 Active
Brad Pickett 4 1 0 5 Active
Matt Wiman 4 0 1 5 Active
Quinton Jackson 3 2 0 5 Left the UFC
Marcus Davis 3 1 1 5 Left the UFC
Kenny Florian 3 0 2 5 Retired
Josh Koscheck 2 2 1 5 Active
Melvin Guillard 2 3 0 5 Active
Johny Hendricks 2 3 0 5 Active
Dennis Siver 2 2 1 5 Active
Martin Kampmann 2 2 1 5 Active
B.J. Penn 2 1 2 5 Active
Ed Herman 2 1 2 5 Active
Roy Nelson 1 4 0 5 Active
Lyoto Machida 1 4 0 5 Active
Stefan Struve 1 1 3 5 Active
Terry Etim 1 0 4 5 Left the UFC
Vitor Belfort 0 5 0 5 Active

Award Recipients

This list is based on the information available at fightmetric.com, the official UFC statistics provider.

UFC Fight Night 3

UFC Fight Night 4

UFC 59: Reality Check

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock Finale

UFC Fight Night 5

UFC 61: Bitter Rivals

UFC Fight Night 6

UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral

UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn

Ortiz vs Shamrock 3 – The Final Chapter

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.

UFC 64: Unstoppable

The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback Finale

UFC 65: Bad Intentions

UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz

UFC Fight Night: Evans vs Salmon

UFC 67: All or Nothing

UFC 68: The Uprising

UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs Guillard

UFC 69: Shootout

UFC 70: Nations Collide

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.

UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Stout vs Fisher

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.

UFC 72: Victory

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Pulver vs. Team Penn Finale

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 73: Stacked

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 74: Respect

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs. Florian

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 76: Knockout

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 77: Hostile Territory

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 78: Validation

Fighters were awarded $55,000 bonuses.

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs Team Serra Finale

At the end of this event, $30,000.

UFC 79: Nemesis

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 80: Rapid Fire

Fighters were awarded $35,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Swick vs Burkman

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 81: Breaking Point

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC 82: Pride of a Champion

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Florian vs Lauzon

Fighters were awarded $20,000 bonuses.

UFC 83: Serra vs. St-Pierre 2

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.

UFC 84: Ill Will

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.

UFC 85: Bedlam

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest Finale

Fighters were awarded $20,000 bonuses.

UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC: Silva vs Irvin

Fighters were awarded $25,000 bonuses.

UFC 87: Seek and Destroy

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC 88: Breakthrough

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs Neer

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.

UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 90 Silva vs. Cote

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC: Fight for the Troops

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir Finale

Fighters were awarded $25,000 bonuses.

UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 94: St-Pierre vs. Penn 2

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.

UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.

UFC 97: Redemption

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.

UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC 99: The Comeback

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom Finale

Fighters were awarded $25,000 bonuses.

UFC 100

Fighters were awarded $100,000 bonuses.

UFC 101: Declaration

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.

UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 106: Ortiz vs Griffin 2

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.

The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale

Fighters were awarded $25,000 bonuses.

UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs. Diaz

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.

UFC 109: Relentless

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.

UFC 112: Invincible

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.

UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin

Fighters were awarded $85,000 bonuses.

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz Finale

Fighters were awarded $25,000 bonuses.

UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.

UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.

UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.

UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida

Fighters were awarded $80,000 bonuses.

The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck Finale

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.

UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck 2

Fighters were awarded $100,000 bonuses for Fight/Knockout of the Night and $50,000 for Submission of the Night. Fans voted to decide the Fight of the Night award.[4]

UFC 125: Resolution

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC: Fight for the Troops 2

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.

UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.

UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.

UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann

Fighters were awarded $160,000 bonuses each for Fight of the Night and $40,000 for Knockout/Submission of the Night.

UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis

Fighters were awarded $55,000 bonuses.

UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields

Fighters were awarded $129,000 bonuses.

UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos Finale

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Kyle Kingsbury vs. Fabio Maldonado
  • Knockout of the Night: Tony Ferguson
  • Submission of the Night: Reuben Duran

UFC 131: dos Santos vs. Carwin

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.

UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.

UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses. Brian Ebersole was awarded an honorary "getting those horrifying shorts off TV as soon as possible" bonus by Dana White for defeating Dennis Hallman.[5]

UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami

Fighters were awarded $100,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger

Fighters were awarded $55,000 bonuses.

UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.

UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses

UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III

Fighters received $75,000 bonuses.

UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz

Fighters received $75,000 bonuses.

UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.

UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. dos Santos

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller Finale

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Diego Brandao vs. Dennis Bermudez
  • Knockout of the Night: John Dodson
  • Submission of the Night: Diego Brandao

UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.

UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.

UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller

Fighters were awarded $45,000 bonuses.

UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Knockout of the Night: Stephen Thompson
  • Submission of the Night: Dustin Poirier

UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker
  • Knockout of the Night: Lavar Johnson
  • Submission of the Night: Nate Diaz

UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 146: dos Santos vs. Mir

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.

The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Justin Lawrence vs. John Cofer
  • Knockout of the Night: Martin Kampmann and Justin Lawrence
  • Submission of the Night: Mike Chiesa

UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 147: Franklin vs. Silva II

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.

UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon
  • Knockout of the Night: Ryan Jimmo
  • Submission of the Night: Matt Riddle

UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miočić

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.

UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.

UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Nick Penner vs. Cody Donovan
  • Knockout of the Night: Ben Alloway
  • Submission of the Night: None

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Jared Papazian vs. Tim Elliott
  • Knockout of the Night: Pat Barry
  • Submission of the Night: TJ Waldburger

UFC 155: dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses

UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian
  • Knockout of the Night: Vitor Belfort
  • Submission of the Night: Ildemar Alcantara

UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Dennis Bermudez vs Matt Grice
  • Knockout of the Night: Robbie Lawler
  • Submission of the Night: Kenny Robertson

UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen Finale

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Cat Zingano vs. Miesha Tate
  • Knockout of the Night: Travis Browne
  • Submission of the Night: Daniel Pineda

UFC on Fox: Henderson vc. Melendez

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

^ Double bonus winner Pat Healy had his awards rescinded after testing positive for marijuana during his post fight drug screening.[6][7]

UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Ian McCall vs. Iliarde Santos
  • Knockout of the Night: Anthony Perosh
  • Submission of the Night: Sergio Moraes

UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

UFC 166: Velasquez vs. dos Santos 3

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of The Night: Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig
  • Knockout of The Night: Lyoto Machida
  • Submission of the Night: Nicholas Musoke

UFC: Fight for the Troops 3

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Jorge Masvidal vs. Rustam Khabilov
  • Knockout of the Night: Tim Kennedy
  • Submission of the Night: Michael Chiesa

UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Thiago Perpetuo vs. Omari Akhmedov
  • Knockout of the Night: Vitor Belfort
  • Submission of the Night: Adriano Martins

UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.(Benoit was awarded $100,000 due to Sampo missing weight)

  • Fight of The Night: Josh Sampo vs. Ryan Benoit
  • Knockout of The Night: Nate Diaz
  • Submission of the Night: Chris Holdsworth

References

External links

  • FightMetric - Official UFC statistics