UFC Vegas 61 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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UFC Vegas 61 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Xiaonan Yan defeated Mackenzie Dern by Decision (Majority) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Randy Brown defeated Francisco Trinaldo in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

This was 621st 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 into detail on UFC Vegas 61 payouts, fighter bonuses, and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.

UFC Vegas 61 Attendance, Gate, Viewership

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

Attendance
Gate
Buyrate
Not available
Total Fights
12

UFC Vegas 61 Bonuses

UFC Vegas 61 had 12 bouts scheduled. Daniel Santos vs. John Castañeda was awarded the Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Joaquim Silva, Brendan Allen, Chelsea Chandler, and Guido Cannetti. 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 Vegas 61 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’s the full list of fighter payouts from UFC Vegas 61:

PENDING… We will update this section as soon as the fighter salaries are officially released. In the meantime, you can view all the UFC Vegas 61 results.

The UFC Vegas 61 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 Vegas 61: Dern vs. Yan
Date
October 1, 2022
Venue
UFC Apex
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
Main Event
Dern vs. Yan
Total Fights
12
Attendance
Gate
Buyrate
Not available

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