UFC on ESPN 8 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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UFC on ESPN 8 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL, USA. Alistair Overeem defeated Walt Harris by TKO (Punches) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Claudia Gadelha defeated Angela Hill in round 3 by Decision (Split).

This was 515th 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 on ESPN 8 payouts, fighter bonuses and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.

UFC on ESPN 8 Attendance, Gate, Viewership

There were 0 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
0
Gate
$0
Buyrate
Not available
Total Fights
11

UFC on ESPN 8 Bonuses

UFC on ESPN 8 had 11 bouts scheduled. no one was awarded Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Song Yadong, Marlon Vera, Miguel Baeza and Cortney Casey. 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 on ESPN 8 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 on ESPN 8:

Alistair Overeem: $400,000
Walt Harris: $75,000
Claudia Gadelha: $108,000
Angela Hill: $54,000
Dan Ige: $100,000
Edson Barboza: $79,000
Krzysztof Jotko: $108,000
Eryk Anders: $61,000
Song Yadong: $146,000 — $96,000 in salary plus $50,000 for “Fight of the Night.”
Marlon Vera: $115,000 — $65,000 in salary plus $50,000 for “Fight of the Night”
Miguel Baeza: $74,000 — $24,000 in salary plus $50,000 for “Performance of the Night”
Matt Brown: $85,000
Kevin Holland: $52,000
Anthony Hernandez: $12,000
Giga Chikadze: $28,000
Irwin Rivera: $14,000
Nate Landwehr: $26,000
Darren Elkins: $62,000
Cortney Casey: $150,000 — $100,000 in salary plus $50,000 for “Performance of the Night”
Mara Romero Borella: $20,000
Rodrigo Nascimento: $20,000
Don’Tale Mayes: $10,000

You can view all the UFC on ESPN 8 results.

The UFC on ESPN 8 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 on ESPN 8: Overeem vs. Harris
Date
May 16, 2020
Venue
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Location
Jacksonville, FL, USA
Main Event
Overeem vs. Harris
Total Fights
11
Attendance
0
Gate
$0
Buyrate
Not available

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