UFC Fight Night 38 attendance and bonuses

March 23, 2014

MMA Junkie reports the attendance and bonuses for UFC Fight Night 38 held on Sunday from Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.  Dan Henderson became the second fighter under the new performance bonus structure to win two bonuses.

The Fight of the Night was Henderson and Shogun Rua with Henderson also getting a performance bonus for his KO of Rua who looked like he was winning the fight at the time.  The other $50,000 performance bonus went to Godofredo Pepey who won via flying knee over Noad Lahat in the first bout of the night.

In addition, UFC executive Grace Tourinho announced the attendance of 6,828 which took place for the first time in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Payout Perspective:

How does everyone feel about holding fights on Sunday nights?  Although it is the busiest day for television and Sunday’s event went up against NCAA March Madness, it is a throwback to watching WEC events on Sundays.  We will see if the UFC thinks about Sunday events in the future.

Henderson-Rua II was another instant classic and Pepey’s KO (which most may not have seen) were solid choices for bonuses.  Of course, there were a lot of good performances on Sunday card including Kenny Robertson, C.B. Dolloway and Rony Jason

7 Responses to “UFC Fight Night 38 attendance and bonuses”

  1. Chase on March 23rd, 2014 10:56 PM

    Lots of upsets. Lots of shenanigans. Couldn’t ask for a more interesting night of fights. The card delivered more entertainment than one could expect from a Fight Night card.

  2. BrainSmasher on March 24th, 2014 12:17 AM

    Great event. I like the Sunday events. I think they can be a free tv option as long as they don’t start them to late. Might be tough during football season though. But the rest of the year they should do well. I don’t think PPV do well on Sunday.

  3. saldathief on March 24th, 2014 7:17 AM

    Too long! If you watched the perlims and the main it was like what 4 hours? Too many distractions, too many fights to hold anyone’s attention other than serious hardcore fans. By the time Hendo fought I was had MMA/UFC overdose. The UFC is overdoing it with nonsense. MO

  4. Diego on March 24th, 2014 11:56 AM

    “The UFC is overdoing it with nonsense.”

    I DVRd the fights, started watching late and caught up to the main event after skipping all the commercials and filler. The fights were great, and they were free. There’s no way to have too much of that.

  5. saldathief on March 24th, 2014 2:16 PM

    Your right it was free. thank goodness for fast fowrward

  6. Random Dude on March 25th, 2014 12:22 PM

    If I couldn’t watch MMA with a DVR/fast forward I wouldn’t watch it at all. The pacing is horrible. Even Bellator’s pacing past the first fight on the televised card is horrible. I don’t want to commit my whole day to watching a sport.

  7. John on March 25th, 2014 4:10 PM

    I did not know that $150 cabel was “free” STFU bitch.

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