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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 73  - Jul 7/07 – W (Herring) – $200,000 ($100,000 to show, $100,000 win bonus) UFC 81 - Feb 2/08 – W (Sylvia) – $260,000 ($100,000 to show, $100,000 win bonus, $60,000 Fight of the […]

Roy Nelson UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Roy Nelson * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event TUF: Heavyweight Finale – Dec 5/09 – W (Schaub) – $41,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $25,000 Knockout of the Night bonus) UFC Fight Night: Florian vs Gomi - Mar 31/10 – W (Struve) – […]

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UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs Nelson Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

Big knockout and big payday for Big Country. Before we go any further, we should note that international events generally don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from […]

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WSOF 9: Carl vs Palhares Fighter Purses

A couple of UFC castoffs found the going good in their first action since being ousted from the Octagon.  Both Rousimar Palhares and Yushin Okami won their World Series of Fighting debuts on Saturday at WSOF 9: Carl vs Palhares, and also were among the top paid performers at the event.  Here are the full […]

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 76 - Sep 22/07 – L (Griffin) – $150,000 UFC 93 - Jan 17/09 – W (Coleman) – $240,000 ($150,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus, $40,000 Fight of the Night bonus)* UFC 97 – Apr […]

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UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Henderson 2 Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

Dan Henderson made sure to make his last time in the Octagon under the spell of his magic TRT elixir count – by KO’ing Shogun Rua he walked out of UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Henderson 2 a rich man. Before we go any further, we should note that international events generally don’t release fighter pay […]

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UFC 171 Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

Johny Hendricks got the gold at UFC 171, but Hector Lombard got the cold hard cash. Before we go any further, we should note that the Texas Athletic Commission doesn’t officially release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a […]

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UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs Manuwa Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)   Everything came up Milhouse for Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs Manuwa.  Dominant win – check. Fight of the Night bonus – check. Performance of the Night bonus – check.  Biggest payday for the event – check. Before we go any further, we should note that most fights […]

Alexander Gustafsson UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Alexander Gustafsson * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 105 - Nov 14/09 – W (Hamman) – $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus)* UFC 112 - Apr 10/10 – L (Davis) – $6,000* UFC 120 - Oct 16/10 – W (Diabate) - $12,000 ($6,000 to show, […]

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UFC Fight Night: Kim vs Hathaway Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

(Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports) Guess that is why they call him the Stun Gun.  Dong Hyun Kim KO'd John Hathaway in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Kim vs Hathaway and in the process walked off with the biggest payday for the event. Before we go any further, we should note that most fights staged […]

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Top Ten Earning Light Heavyweights

  We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the light heavyweights. No surprise at the top of the list. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter's payout per fight Updated after UFC 170     Total Show […]

Top Ten Earning Flyweights

  (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)   We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at one of the UFC's newest weight classes, the flyweights..  With the UFC just introducing the 125-pound division last year, the purse levels for the fighters are still rather low while the division continues to […]

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Top Ten Earning Bantamweights

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the bantamweights.  And one glaring question comes to mind – where is the current king of the 135-pounders, Renan Barao on the list?  No, it isn't a typo – Barao's last reported payday was only […]

Top Ten Earning Welterweights

  We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the welterweights.  While there might be a few surprising names on the list, the name at the top is of no great shock. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a […]

Ronda Rousey UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Ronda Rousey * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC 157 - Feb 23/13 – W (Carmouche) – $90,000 ($45,000 to show, $45,000 win bonus) UFC 168 – Dec 28/13 – W (Tate) – $250,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus, $75,000 Fight of […]

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