The total disclosed payroll for the event was $260,000. The average salary was $11,818.
Urijah Faber took home the largest purse of the night at 44k. What do the people think? Good payout, or not enough? I think that it was pretty good overall. These are not the most marketable fighters, so that considered, they did well. Also, this does not include backroom bonuses or sponsorship money.
The full list of salaries included:
- Urijah Faber ($44,000) def. Jens Pulver ($33,000)
- Miguel Torres ($28,000) def. Yoshiro Maeda ($6,000)
- Mark Munoz ($16,000) def. Chuck Grigsby ($3,000)
- Rob McCullough ($32,000) def. Kenneth Alexander ($3,000)
- Donald Cerrone ($10,000) def. Danny Castillo ($3000)
- Mike Brown ($10,000) def. Jeff Curran ($10,000)
- Will Ribeiro ($6,000) def. Chase Beebe ($7,000)
- Tim McKenzie ($12,000) def. Jeremy Lang ($4,000)
- Alex Serdyukov ($6,000) def. Luis Sapo ($3,000)
- Jose Aldo ($6,000) def. Alexandre Franca Nogueira ($8,000)
- Dominic Cruz ($6,000) def. Charlie Valencia ($7,000)
All of the winning fighters received “win bonuses” that doubled their salaries. For example, Faber earned a base salary of $22,000 and got an additional $22,000 for the victory. Had Pulver pulled off the victory, he would have been the event’s highest-paid fighter with a $66,000 payday.