Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Salaries and Bonuses for UFC 104

Lyoto Machida was the highest payed athlete at UFC 104 last Saturday, but Pat Barry was the night's big winner. He took home nearly ten times his contracted purse when he was doubly rewarded for both "Fight" and "Knock Out of the Night." Anthony Johnson, on the other hand, was the night's biggest goat. After missing weight by a whopping six pounds, he was forced to forfeit %20 of his purse to his opponent and was also declared ineligible for "Knock Out of the Night" despite pulling off a beauty that surely would have netted him the award.

The total payroll was $922, 000 (before bonuses), with the main event fighters snagging %38.5 of the booty. UFC 104 attracted 14, 892 paid attendees for a live gate of $1.9 million. Don't forget, the UFC makes the majority of its profits from the PPV buys.

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 ($19,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Neer: $14,000

Joe Stevenson: $94,000 ($47,000 win bonus)
def. Spencer Fisher: $26,000

Anthony Johnson: $30,0000 ($15,000 win bonus) -%20 of this total= $24, 000
def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida: $12,000 + Johnson's penalty of $,6000 = $18,000

Ryan Bader: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
def. Eric Schafer: $13,000

Pat Barry: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) + $120, 000 for Fight Of the Night and K.O. of the Night= $134,000
def. Antoni Hardonk: $16,000 + $60,000 for "Fight of the Night" = $76,000

Chael Sonnen: $54,000 ($27,000 win bonus)
def. Yushin Okami: $18,000

Jorge Rivera: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus)
def. Rob Kimmons: $9,000

Kyle Kingsbury: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Razak Al-Hassan: $3,000

Stefan Struve: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) + $60,000 for "Submission of the Night" = $74,000
def. Chase Gormley: $10,000

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