Dong Hyun Kim press conference

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 outside of the U.S. don’t have officially released 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 past fights.  So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 16 fighters that traded blows at the event (but please remember – this is only an estimate, not official info, especially for any fighters that made their UFC debuts at the event). 

Attendance: 6,000

Gate: N/A


Dong Hyun Kim: $156,000 ($53,000 to show, $53,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Matt Mitrione: $110,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Yui Chul Nam: $66,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Kazuki Tokudome: $58,000 ($8,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Hatsu Hioki: $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 win bonus)

Vaughan Lee: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Ivan Menjivar: $19,000

Zhang Lipeng: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Wang Anying: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Mark Eddiva: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

John Hathaway: $13,000

Nam Phan: $10,000

Wang Sai: $8,000

Shawn Jordan: $8,000

Albert Cheng: $8,000

Jumabieke Tuerxon: $8,000


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