TUF 17 Finale & season 'OTN' bonuses
TUF 17 Finale & season 'OTN' bonuses - Mixed Martial Arts News
'Of The Night' performance bonuses are now a uniform $50,000 each (unless you can talk UFC president Dana White in $60 :-) There have been cards without a single knockout or submssion to award, but The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale have choices for Submission of the Night, Knockout of the Night, and Fight of the Night.
$50,000 'of the Night' Performance Bonuses:
Submission of the Night
Daniel Pineda over Justin Lawrence, via kimura, at 95 seconds of Round 1.
Knockout of the Night
Travis Browne over Gabriel Gonzaga, via elbows to the head, at 1:11 of Round 1.
Fight of the Night
Cat Zingano over Miesha Tate, via strikes, at 2:55 of Round 3
TUF 17 Finale Gate and Attendance$25,000 bonuses were also awarded for the entire season
Submission of the Season (17)
Kelvin Gastelum over Josh Samman, via rearr naked choke, semifinal fight, episode 12.
Knockout of the Season (17)
Uriah Hall over Adam Cella, via headkick KO, at 4:50 of round 1, episode 3.
Fight of the Season (17)
Dylan Andrews over Luke Barnatt, via KO in overtime, quarterfinal fight, episode 10.
The Ultimate Fighter Season 17 Finale took place Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, drawing an audience of 5,549, producing gate revenues of $569,000.
The UFC announced the attendance at gate at the TUF 17 Finale post-fight press conference.
Those numbers are rather unimpressive for an event at Mandalay Bay, but that is largely because UFC events at the casino are typical of the pay-per-view variety. They are fight cards loaded with much more star power, and packing a bigger marketing punch.
Relative to recent Ultimate Fighter finales, however, TUF 17’s numbers dwarfed them.
TUF 16 drew an audience of 2,500 for a gate of $318,525, while TUF 15 – the ill-fated live season – recorded an attendance of 1,628 for a gate of $195,250.