The UFC’s debut on the FOX network wasn’t just a historical milestone, it was also a commercial success as 14,019 was the announced attendance at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. The gate for the event was announced to be $1.1 million according to UFC President Dana White.
Not only did Junior dos Santos walk out of the cage with the UFC heavyweight title, he also pocketed a $65,000 Knockout of the Night bonus for his first round stoppage of Cain Velasquez
Richard Lamas earned a $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus for his arm triangle choke of Cub Swanson on the night’s undercard.
Benson Henderson and Clay Guida each earned a $65,000 bonus check for Fight of the Night honor. Henderson earned a unanimous decision in what was a very exciting three round battle in the night’s co-featured bout of the night.