Although he lost a unanimous decision, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans brought home the top payday from Saturday’s UFC 156 card with $300,000. His opponent Antonio Rogerio Nogueira earned $174,000.
ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) received the UFC 156 fighter salaries from the Nevada State Athletic Commission this morning.
Coming in a close second on the payroll was highly-touted heavyweight Alistair Overeem, who earned $285,714.29, despite suffering a devastating knockout loss to Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the third round. Bigfoot earned $70,000.
Interesting to note is Ian McCall’s $9,000 payday, the lowest of any fighter on the Pay-Per-View main card, while Chico Camus was the lowest paid preliminary card fighter with $8,000.
Totaling $1,755,714.29, the full list of UFC 156 fighter salaries are as follows:
Jose Aldo: $240,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus)
def. Frankie Edgar: $120,000
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $174,000 (includes $67,000 win bonus)
def. Rashad Evans: $300,000
Antonio Silva: $70,000 (no win bonus)
def. Alistair Overeem: $285,714.29
Demian Maia: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Fitch: $66,000
Joseph Benavidez: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Ian McCall: $9,000
Evan Dunham: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. Gleison Tibau: $33,000
Tyron Woodley: $87,000 (includes $43,500 win bonus)
def. Jay Hieron: $12,000
Bobby Green: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jacob Volkmann: $22,000
Isaac Vallie-Flagg: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Yves Edwards: $21,000
Dustin Kimura: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Chico Camus: $8,000
Francisco Rivera: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Edwin Figueroa: $10,000
Disclaimer: The above figures only represent the official contracted salaries reported to the athletic commission and do not include money fighters may earn through sponsorships, UFC performance bonuses or otherwise. Also not represented are licensing fees, taxes and other expenses.