Bonuses for UFC 149 Fighters, Handed Out
"UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao" earns $4.1 million with an announced attendance of 16,089.
UFC President Dana White has announced the event earnings and fighter bonuses for UFC 149 fighters at the post-fight press conference of last Saturday’s UFC event. The event garnered a recordbreaking live gate earnings of $4.1 million and 16,089 attendees.
White tells the media:
“We shattered the record here, which was set by the Rolling Stones,”
A $65,000 bonus were handed out to “Fight Night” winners Bryan Caraway and Mitch Gagnon, “Knockout of the Night” winner Ryan Jimmo and “Submission of the Night” awardee Matt Riddle.
Ryan Jimmo finished Anthony Perosh with a one-punch knockout, just seven seconds into their fight. While Riddle, defeated Chris Clements with a standing arm-triangle choke. Caraway finished Gagnon with a rear-naked choke submission during their bout’s third round, earning them the “Fight of the Night” bonus for their exciting fight.
UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao was held last Saturday evening, July 21, 2012, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. It was the promotion’s first visit to Canada’s fourth largest city.View Article Source »