Anderson Silva, Matt Hughes top UFC 117 fighter salaries at $200K each

If you are an up-and-coming MMA fighter, or maybe you’re thinking about choosing professional MMA as a possible career choice, then you will likely find the UFC 117 fighter salaries quite inspiring.

UFC 114 officially brings in live gate of $3.7 million

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – “UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans” which took place on Saturday, May 29, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., brought in a live gate of $3,730,125. Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director, Keith Kizer confirmed the official amount with ProMMAnow.com on Monday. The official attendance for UFC 114 … Read more

Couture earns quarter million – UFC 109 official fighter salaries

LAS VEGAS – On Saturday, Feb. 6, 2009, “UFC 109: Relentless” took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. On Sunday, Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) requested the UFC 109 official fighter salaries from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and recieved the information today. Earning over $40,000 per minute inside the Octagon, main … Read more

UFC 108 fighter salaries

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…

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“Strikeforce: Evolution” fighter salaries; “King Mo” fined for post-fight celebration

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official fighter payroll for “Strikeforce: Evolution”, which took place at the HP Pavilion on Dec. 19 in San Jose.

The king of the cage, the man taking home the most money for the night, despite being KTFO by Scott Smith was Cung Le. A sweet $150,000 paycheck should help ease Cung’s pain of suffering his first professional defeat.

On the other end of the spectrum was Daisuke Nakamura. This Japanese Pride and Dream veteran received only $200* (yes – two hundred dollars) for his unanimous decision loss to Justin Wilcox in their preliminary card bout.

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UFC 106 fighter salaries

The UFC 106 fighter salaries have been released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and the total disclosed fighter payroll was $1,021,000. Main event fighters Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin were the highest paid fighters on the card.

A former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ, Griffin earned $100,000 to step back in the Octagon with Tito Ortiz, and earned another $150,000 as a bonus for getting the split decision victory.

Also a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (the longest reigning in UFC history), Ortiz took home a flat rate of $250,000. Win or lose, he would have made the same amount.

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“UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun” fighter salaries

The “UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun” fighter salaries have been released by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). The highest paid fighter of the night was main event winner Lyoto Machida who took home $200,000. His opponent “Shogun” Rua was paid $155,000.

Razak Al-Hassan, who lost a split decision to Kyle Kingsbury, was low man on the totem pole, taking home $3,000. Kingsbury took home $8,000 to show and $8,000 to win for a total of $16,000.

The UFC 104 total fighter payroll was $922,000. Here are the official fighter salaries:

MAIN CARD

  • Lyoto Machida $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua $155,000
  • Cain Velasquez $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Ben Rothwell $50,000
  • Gleison Tibau $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus) def. Josh Neer $14,000
  • Joe Stevenson $94,000 (includes $47,000 win bonus) def. Spencer Fisher $26,000
  • Anthony Johnson $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida $12,000*

*Johnson forfeited 20-percent of his $15,000 show money for missing weight

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“Minotauro” top earner as UFC 102 fighter payroll totals nearly $1.3 million

UFC 102 fighters earned a total disclosed payroll of $1,285,000 for their efforts this past weekend at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore.

The highest earner of the night was main event winner Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira who took home a total of $400,000. Nick Catone was the lowest earner on the card. He lost a split decision to Mark Munoz in the prelims and took home $5,000 for his troubles.

Just possibly the highest paid preliminary card fighter in history was Gabriel Gonzaga who took home a nice $120,000 for his utter decimation and castration of Chris Tuchscherer.

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UFC 91 Salaries

Dustin Hazelett wins Submission of the Night

The official salaries have been released from UFC 91 along with the traditional bonuses.  Dustin Hazelett took home Submission of the Night.  Jeremy Stephens nabbed Knockout of the Night.

Jorge Gurgel and Aaron Riley’s three round prelim bout earned Fight of the Night honors.  Those extra bonuses netted the four men an additional $60,000 respectively.

The total payroll (excluding the above bonuses) equaled $1.119 million.  It should also be noted the mysterious back stage “Locker Room” bonuses we occasionally hear about.

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