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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WEC 42 salaries and bonuses

On Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) released the official fighter purses for “WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles” which took place Sun., Aug. 9, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Although losing his WEC Bantamweight Title via first round knockout, Miguel “Angel” Torres was the highest paid fighter on the card, taking home $25,000 for his main event efforts. His opponent, Brian Bowles, improving his undefeated record to 8-0, took home a base pay of $9,000, plus $9,000 to win, for a total of $18,000.

The low man on the totem pole was Fredson Paixao who lost via split decision to Cole Province in an un-aired preliminary bout. The 8-4 Brazilian earned $2,000 for his second appearance inside the WEC cage.

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June 19 Strikeforce Challengers fighter salaries

The fighter salaries for the June 19 “Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg” event at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash., have been released by the Washington State Dept. of Licensing’s Professional Athletics Program.

According to the report from MMAJunkie, the total disclosed payroll for the Strikeforce event which aired on Showtime was $198,500.

The night’s top earner was main event winner Joey Villasenor who pocketed $48,000, while the low men on the totem pole were preliminary card fighters Taylor Roberts, George Stork, and Alex Zuniga, who all earned $1,000 each.

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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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Salaries, weight, and final thoughts on UFC 91

by: Jack Bratcher

It’s been a long time since one fight has garnered so much attention.

Every MMA site and news source that covers MMA is focused on Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar.

ESPN.com has basically become BrockRandy.net.

What makes this fight so interesting are all the story lines associated with it.

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