UFC Fight Night 169 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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UFC Fight Night 169 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA. Deiveson Figueiredo defeated Joseph Benavidez by TKO (Punches) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Felicia Spencer defeated Zarah Fairn dos Santos in round 1 by TKO (Elbows and Punches).

This was 511th event in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and TUF finales. The pay-per-view card streamed on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN+. In this post, we’ll go in detail on UFC Fight Night 169 payouts, fighter bonuses and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.

UFC Fight Night 169 Attendance, Gate, Viewership

There were 7,098 fans in attendance. The gate for the event came out to $402,958. The viewership data is still pending. We’ll continue to update this post as soon as the information is available.

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UFC Fight Night 169 Bonuses

UFC Fight Night 169 had 12 bouts scheduled. Kyler Phillips vs. Gabriel Silva was awarded Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Megan Anderson and Jordan Griffin. The fighters took home an extra $50,000.

There are four types of awards:

  • Fight of the Night is awarded to two fighters who star in the exciting fight of the night.
  • KO of the Night is awarded to the fighter who achieves the most spectacular Knockout.
  • Submission of the Night is granted to the protagonist of the most striking submission.
  • Performance of the Night is awarded the most impressive individual performance of the night.

UFC Fight Night 169 Salaries

The figures below are base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event. Here the full list of fighter payouts from UFC Fight Night 169:

Deiveson Figueiredo: $120,000 — $70,000 to show, $50,000 to win (Figueiredo paid $30,000 of his show money to Benavidez as penalty for missing weight on Friday)

Joseph Benavidez: $180,000 — $150,000 to show (plus $30,000 paid from Figueiredo missing weight)

Felicia Spencer: $34,000 — $17,000 to show, $17,000 to win

Zarah Fairn: $10,000

Magomed Ankalaev: $66,000 — $33,000 to show, $33,000 to win

Ion Cutelaba: $33,000

Megan Anderson: $80,000 — $40,000 to show, $40,000 to win, plus $50,000 for “Performance of the Night”

Norma Dumont: $10,000

Grant Dawson: $28,000 — $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win

Darrick Minner: $10,000

Kyler Phillips: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win, plus $50,000 for “Fight of the Night”

Gabriel Silva: $10,000 to show, plus $50,000 for “Fight of the Night”

Brendan Allen: $24,000 — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win

Tom Breese: $10,000

Marcin Tybura: $136,000 — $68,000 to show, $68,000 to win

Serghei Spivac: $14,000

Luis Pena: $48,000 — $24,000 to show, $24,000 to win

Steve Garcia: $12,000

Jordan Griffin: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win, plus $50,000 for “Performance of the Night”

T.J. Brown: $10,000

Spike Carlyle: $20,000 — $10,00 to show, $10,000 to win

Aalon Cruz: $10,000

Sean Brady: $24,000 — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win

Ismail Naurdiev: $16,000

The UFC Fight Night 169 payouts don’t include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses, and taxes. Additionally, these do not include pay-per-view cuts that some top-level fighters receive. They also do not include money paid by sponsors, Reebok pay, any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC often pays.

Did you know: The average UFC fighter made $138,000 in 2018, up from average earnings of $132,000 in 2017.

UFC Fight Night 169: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
February 29, 2020
Chartway Arena
Norfolk, VA
Main Event
Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
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