On Saturday, June 18, UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett picked up right where UFC 275: Teixeira vs Prochazka left off last week with stunning finishes up and down the card. They say everything is bigger in Texas, and inside the brand new Moody Center at the University of Texas in Austin, the athletes truly delivered.
Fans in attendance and at home were treated to six first-round finishes and eight KOs/TKOs, a total that tied the UFC record for most knockouts in an event. On such an epic night, the UFC once again went above and beyond to show the fighters appreciation for the athletes, distributing more Performance of the Night bonuses than usual. See who got paid what at UFC Fight Night.
Performance of the Night – Joaquin Buckley, Roman Dolidze, Phil Hawes, Kevin Holland, Ricardo Ramos, Gregory Rodrigues, Cody Stamann, Jeremiah Wells, Adrian Yanez
Roman Dolidze had no idea what he started when he opened up the UFC Fight Night with a first-round knockout of Kyle Daukas. Finishing the fight in just over a minute, he started a trend of stunning finishes, including five KO/TKO finishes on just the preliminary card, four of them ending in the first two minutes of the fight. In fact, the record of eight knockout finishes on the card happened in the first 11 fights.
It was very similar to the events at UFC 275 last weekend in Singapore, and the UFC felt it appropriate to award all fighters who recorded an early finish with a Performance of the Night Bonus. Each winner took home an extra $50,000 each, as is the customary amount.
Fight of the Night – Kattar vs Emmett
Fighting to be potentially next in line for a shot at the UFC’s featherweight title, Josh Emmett and Calvin Kattar battled strongly for five rounds. Entering the final five minutes, it was a draw on the official scorecards, and though all three judges scored the final round for Kattar, Emmett already had the lead on two cards, giving him the split decision. It was truly worthy of the Fight of the Night honors that it received, earning both fighters an extra $50,000 each on their fight checks.
Main Card and Preliminaries Payouts*
For events outside of the state of California, the UFC doesn’t report fighter earnings for their fights. In addition to the performance bonuses that are shared, we do, however, also know the amount each athlete earns from the new sponsorship partnership with Venum.
UFC Fight Night saw Natalie Silva win her UFC debut, earning her an additional $4,000 from the Venum sponsorship. Dero Winn, Gloria de Paula, Danny Chavez, Tony Kelley, and Gregory Rodrigues each fought in their fourth UFC contest, increasing their sponsorship payout by an additional $500. Also stepping into a new bonus bracket in Austin was Kevin Holland who not only collected one of the nine Performance of the Night bonuses but saw his Venum sponsorship bonus increase from $11,000 to $16,000, making his 16th appearance in the Octagon.
Venum Sponsorship Payouts (based on number of fights in the UFC)
- $4,000 (1-3 fights): Maria Oliveira (2), Jeremiah Wells (3), Jasmine Jasudavicius (2), Natalia Silva (debut), Guram Kutateladze (2), Albert Duraev (2)
- $4,500 (4-5 fights): Roman Dolidze (5), Kyle Daukas (5), Deron Winn (4), Phil Hawes (5), Gloria de Paula (4), Danny Chavez (4), Adrian Yanez (5), Tony Kelley (4), Julian Marquez (5), Gregory Rodrigues (4), Damir Ismagulov (5)
- $6,000 (6-11 fights): Cody Stamann (11), Ricardo Ramos (10), Joaquin Buckley (7), Calvin Kattar (11), Josh Emmett (11)
- $12,000 (12-15 fights): Eddie Winland (15)
- $16,000 (16-20 fights): Court McGee (19), Kevin Holland (16)
- $21,000 (21+ fights): Tim Means (24)
UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett Results
- #7 Josh Emmett defeated #4 Calvin Kattar – Split Decision
- Kevin Holland submitted Tim Means by D’Arce Choke – Round 2
- Joaquin Buckley TKO’d Albert Duraev – Round 3
- Damir Ismagulov defeated Guram Kutateladze – Split Decision
- Gregory Rodrigues KO’d Julian Marquez – Round 1
- Adrian Yanez TKO’d Tony Kelley – Round 1
- Natalia Silva defeated Jasmine Jasudavicius – Unanimous Decision
- Jeremiah Wells KO’d Court McGee – Round 1
- Ricardo Ramos KO’d Danny Chavez – Round 1
- Maria Oliveira defeated Gloria de Paula – Split Decision
- Cody Stamann TKO’d Eddie Wineland – Round 1
- Phil Hawes TKO’d Deron Winn – Round 2
- Roman Dolidze KO’d Kyle Daukaus – Round 1