The “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” official fighter salaries are now available. ProMMA.info (www.promma.info) received the disclosed payroll today via fax from Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer.
The man leading the charge was main event winner and former UFC lightweight champion Rashad Evans. Evans made a nice $200,000 to fight, and another $175,000 on top of that for defeating Thiago Silva via unanimous decision.
The low man on the UFC 108 totem pole was John Gunderson, who earned $5,000 for a unanimous decision loss to Rafaello Oliveira on the preliminary card. Full list of fighter salaries after the jump…
Rashad Evans: $200,000 + $175,000 win bonus = $375,000
def. Thiago Silva: $55,000
Paul Daley: $16,200* + $18,000 win bonus = $34,200
def. Dustin Hazelett: $19,800**
Sam Stout: $12,000 + $12,00 win bonus = $24,000
def. Joe Lauzon: $12,000
Jim Miller: $15,000 + $15,000 win bonus = $30,000
def. Duane “Bang” Ludwig: $12,000
Junior Dos Santos: $30,000 + $30,000 win bonus = $60,000
def. Gilbert Yvel: $30,000
Martin Kampmann: $23,000 + $23,000 win bonus = $46,000
def. Jacob Volkmann: $6,000
Cole Miller: $12,000 + $12,000 win bonus = $24,000
def. Dan Lauzon: $15,000
Mark Munoz: $16,000 + $16,000 win bonus = $32,000
def. Ryan Jensen: $6,000
Jake Ellenberger: $10,000 + $10,000 win bonus = $20,000
def. Mike Pyle: $17,000
Rafaello Oliveira: $10,000 + $10,000 win bonus = $20,000
def. John Gunderson: $5,000
*Daley would have earned $18,000 to show but was fined $1,800 (10% of his purse) for missing weight.
**Daley’s $1,800 fine went to his opponent Dustin Hazelett.
Disclaimer: The above listed fighter salaries do not represent money fighters may earn through sponsorships or other means. It also does not represent money fighters may have to pay out such as taxes, licensing fees, etc.