UFC on ESPN+ 7 performance bonuses and highlights: 3rd time eva
In addition to being paid a fixed amount to show and another, usually equal amount to win, each UFC event also awards four $50,000 Performance Bonuses. Usually, there is a Fight of the Night in which both fighters are given a performance bonus, and a performance bonus to the winner in two fights, sometimes, as happened here, no fight of the night is awarded; rather, four performance bonuses were given. "Performance Bonus" means the fight made you say "HOLY F@$%ING $#!@."
One of the primary differences between the UFC model and the boxing model is the depth of the card. Sometimes the greatest fight isn't the main event, or close to it. At UFC on ESPN+ 7, one went to the very first fight on the card. The other three however did go to main card fighters.
$50,000 Performance Bonus: This spinning head kick KO happened for only the third time in UFC history
•Magomed Mustafaev defeated Rafael Fiziev by TKO (Spinning Back Kick, Punches, Round 1, 1:26)
Magomed Mustafaev (14-2) dazzles off of a 29-month hiatus, destroying Rafael Fiziev with a spinning back kick and punches! The Dagestani rides a 13-1 tear and has stopped all career wins, nine in round one, and 10 by knockout. #UFCStPetersburg pic.twitter.com/uSlqjZhfqC— Bulgogi Jones (@Hamderlei) April 20, 2019
$50,000 Performance Bonus:
•Sergei Pavlovich defeated Marcelo Golm by KO (Punches, Round 1, 1:06)
$50,000 (each) Fight of the Night Bonuses:
•Islam Makhachev defeated Arman Tsarukyna by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
In addition, to the bonuses and purses, there is:
•Reebok pay, based on tenure, for wearing the distinctive apparel during fight week and in the Octagon;
•Sometimes fighters get discretionary “locker room” bonuses of varying amounts; despite their name, locker room bonuses actually come in the mail now;
•In some cases there is an LOA [Letter of Agreement] on the contract for additional income; and,
•The most elite fighters get points on the pay per view.
The next league event is UFC on ESPN+ 8, also known as UFC Fight Night 150, UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Hermansson, and UFC Miami, will be held on April 27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.