Dana White Allocates $350,000 In Fight Night Bonuses Following UFC 299


After most UFC events, the promotion distributes $200,000 in fight-night bonuses. These bonuses include $50,000 for each Fight of the Night winner, along with two Performance of the Night awards of the same value. However, following UFC 299, which showcased one of the most remarkable fight cards in recent memory, UFC CEO Dana White revealed seven bonus winners, totaling $350,000.

“Fight of the Night, Dustin (Poirier) and Benoit (Saint Denis),” White said at the UFC 299 post-fight Press Conference. “Performance of the Night, O’Malley, and we gave everybody who had a finish $50,000, except for Dustin, because he won Fight of the Night.”

In the evening’s co-main event, Poirier displayed remarkable courage, overcoming a challenging first round to defeat the formidable Saint-Denis in the second round.

O’Malley, the reigning UFC bantamweight champion, delivered a masterful striking display against Marlon “Chito” Vera, the only fighter to have defeated him previously. O’Malley successfully defended the belt he earned in August 2023 with a second-round TKO victory over Aljamain Sterling.

On the pay-per-view portion of the ESPN+ streaming fight card, Jack Della Maddalena secured a late third-round TKO victory over former UFC welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns.

Among the prelims, only one out of four fights ended in a finish. In that bout, Curtis Blaydes rallied after a challenging first round, where he endured nine takedowns and was controlled for nearly five minutes, to secure a TKO victory over Jailton Almeida.

Two stoppages occurred during the early prelims of the UFC 299 fight card. The first involved highly touted heavyweight Robelis Despaigne, who swiftly secured an 18-second TKO victory over Josh Parisian, maintaining his perfect record of five wins, all via first-round finishes.

The other stoppage occurred in the middleweight bout between Michel Pereira and Michal Oleksiejczuk, with Pereira winning via rear-naked choke in the second round, extending his winning streak to seven consecutive UFC bouts.

UFC 299 took place at Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida, with the pay-per-view segment airing on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.