UFC Fight Night 179 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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UFC Fight Night 179 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside UFC Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Cory Sandhagen defeated Marlon Moraes by TKO (Spinning Wheel Kick and Punches) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Edson Barboza defeated Makwan Amirkhani in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

This was 535th event in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and TUF finales. The pay-per-view card streamed on ESPN/ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN+. In this post, we’ll go in detail on UFC Fight Night 179 payouts, fighter bonuses and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.

UFC Fight Night 179 Attendance, Gate, Viewership

There were no audience fans in attendance. The gate for the event came out to $0. The viewership data is still pending. We’ll continue to update this post as soon as the information is available.

Attendance
no audience
Gate
$0
Buyrate
Not available
Total Fights
13

UFC Fight Night 179 Bonuses

UFC Fight Night 179 had 13 bouts scheduled. no one was awarded Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Cory Sandhagen, Tom Breese, Chris Daukaus and Joaquin Buckley. 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 179 Salaries

The total disclosed payroll for the event is PENDING. 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 179:

PENDING… We will update this section as soon as the fighter salaries are officially released. In the meantime, you can view all the UFC Fight Night 179 results.

The UFC Fight Night 179 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.

Event
UFC Fight Night 179: Moraes vs. Sandhagen
Date
October 10, 2020
Venue
UFC Fight Island
Location
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Main Event
Moraes vs. Sandhagen
Total Fights
13
Attendance
no audience
Gate
$0
Buyrate
Not available

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