UFC Vegas 65 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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UFC Vegas 65 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kennedy Nzechukwu defeated Ion Cutelaba by TKO (Flying Knee and Punches) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Waldo Cortes-Acosta defeated Chase Sherman in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

This was 627th 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 65 payouts, fighter bonuses, and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.

UFC Vegas 65 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.

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Total Fights

UFC Vegas 65 Bonuses

UFC Vegas 65 had 11 bouts scheduled. No bonus awarded. was awarded the Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Kennedy Nzechukwu, Muslim Salikhov, Jack Della Maddalena, and Natália Silva. 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 65 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 65:

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 65 results.

The UFC Vegas 65 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 Vegas 65: Nzechukwu vs. Cutelaba
November 19, 2022
UFC Apex
Las Vegas, Nevada
Main Event
Nzechukwu vs. Cutelaba
Total Fights
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