Winners & losers – UFC 96 fighter salaries

The total disclosed payroll for UFC 96 that took place on March 7 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, was $762,000. Number one light heavyweight contender, Quinton Jackson was the big winner of the night, taking home $225,000 plus a $100,000 win bonus for a total of $325,000. 

In stark contrast to Jackson’s salary, the low man on the totem pole was Ryan Madigan. He received a flat $3,000 to lose to “the Barn Cat.”

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Affliction M-1 Global: Day of Reckoning fighter payroll

The Affliction M-1 Global: Day of Reckoning disclosed fighter salaries totaled in excess of three million dollars. This is just the disclosed base pay; there are sponsorships and most likely other bonuses (especially for Fedor) that are not included in these numbers. Andrei Arlovski may not have won inside the ring against Fedor, but he was the big winner of the night when it came to money, taking home a whopping 1.5 million dollars.

MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS
– Fedor Emelianenko $300,000 (no win bonus) def. Andre Arlovski $1,500,000 (win bonus would have been $250,000)

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UFC 93 fight night bonuses

The UFC awarded $40,000 bonuses on Saturday January 17 at UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland. The awards went to the usual categories except there were two “Fight of the Night” bonuses awarded to two different fights.

“The Irish Hand Grenade” Marcus Davis and Chris “Lights Out” Lytle kept their word and delivered a stand up brawl that went to a split decision and deservedly won “Fight of the Night” honors.

The second “Fight of the Night” bonus was awarded to former Pride middleweight Grand Prix winner, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and UFC Hall of Famer, Mark “The Hammer” Coleman. Both fighters gave it all they had (which wasn’t much) and were rewarded the extra bonus for their “show of heart.”

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UFC 92 pay scale: $1,381,000.00

The official numbers have been released for UFC 92: Ultimate 2008 and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson walked away with the biggest paycheck of $325,000 for his efforts against Wanderlei Silva.

While the pay scale does include win bonuses, it does not include the infamous UFC locker room bonuses or Fight of the Night and Knockout bonuses.

Rampage’s purse of $325,000 only includes his base pay and win bonus. In addition, he also walked away with a ‘KO of the Night’ $60,000 for knocking out Silva in the first round.

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Fight for the Troops bonuses

Everyone who watched the Fight For the Troops would be in agreement with Josh Koshcheck’s winning the $30,000 knockout of the night bonus. The announcement came not long after his devastating two punch knockout of Yoshiyuki Yoshida. Even the commentators, Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan, immediately stated that they were sure it would get KO of the night honors.

Steve Cantwell was the recipient of the submission of the night $30,000 bonus after his arm-breaking (he literally gave Al-Hassan a two-way elbow) technical submission of Razak Al-Hassan. The hard to watch submission victory came at 4:04 of round 1. Amazingly, the referee, Mario Yamasaki, had to stop the match, as Al-Hassan never tapped, even while his arm was being hyper-extended, thus making the victory and actual technical submission, which goes on Cantwell’s record as a TKO.

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Torres takes home $44K for dismantling Tapia

The WEC’s Bantamweight champion, Miguel Torres, earned $44,000 for his win over a tough, but clearly outmatched, Manny Tapia.

Torres controlled the fight from the start with a brilliant display of boxing prowess, using his reach advantage to pepper Tapia with stiff jabs and combinations en route to a second round TKO stoppage.

In his WEC debut, former IFL Featherweight champion, Wagnney Fabiano, earned $22,000 with a third round submission of Akitoshi Tamura. Mark Munoz was paid $20,000 for his TKO stoppage of Ricardo Barros.

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