UFC on ESPN 9 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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UFC on ESPN 9 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Gilbert Burns defeated Tyron Woodley by Decision (Unanimous) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Augusto Sakai defeated Blagoy Ivanov in round 3 by Decision (Split).

This was 516th 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 9 payouts, fighter bonuses and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.

UFC on ESPN 9 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
11

UFC on ESPN 9 Bonuses

UFC on ESPN 9 had 11 bouts scheduled. Tim Elliot vs. Brandon Royval was awarded Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Mackenzie Dern and Gilbert Burns. 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 9 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 on ESPN 9:

Gilbert Burns: $164,000 (includes $84,000 win bonus) def. Tyron Woodley: ($200,000)
Augusto Sakai: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus) def. Blagoy Ivanov ($60,000)
Billy Quarantillo: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Spike Carlyle: $12,000
Roosevelt Roberts: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus) def. Brok Weaver $12,000
Mackenzie Dern: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus) def. Hannah Cifers: $25,000
Katlyn Chookagian: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) def. Antonina Shevchenko: $35,000
Daniel Rodriguez: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Gabriel Green: $12,000
Jamahal Hill: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Klidson Abreu: $18,000
Brandon Royval: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Tim Elliott: $31,000
Casey Kenney: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus) def. Louis Smolka: $48,000
Chris Gutierrez: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Vince Morales: $20,000

You can view all the UFC on ESPN 9 results.

The UFC on ESPN 9 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 9: Woodley vs. Burns
Date
May 30, 2020
Venue
UFC APEX facility
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Event
Woodley vs. Burns
Total Fights
11
Attendance
no audience
Gate
$0
Buyrate
Not available

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