Today the California State Athletic Commission revelead the salaries from last weekend's UFC 157 in Anaheim, CA. The information is publically available and does not include any bonuses for performance, locker room bonuses, or revenue from PPV share that certain athletes may have in their contract. Long time veteran Dan Henderson topped the payroll, earning $250,000 in his defeat to Lyoto Machida.
Rousey's $45,000 to show, $45,000 to win represents the second biggest on the book salary for a women in mixed martial arts. Gina Carano was previously paid $125,000 in her final bout for Strikeforce, a losing effort to Cris 'Cyborg' Santos. It is also rumored that Rousey had negotiated for a percentage of PPV revenue, but that information is usually not disclosed the promotion or the athletes. The salary for each individual athlete is listed below:
Ronda Rousey: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. Liz Carmouche: $12,000
Lyoto Machida: $200,000 (no win bonus)
def. Dan Henderson: $250,000
Urijah Faber: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Ivan Menjivar: $17,000
Court McGee: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Neer: $16,000
Robbie Lawler: $105,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Koscheck: $78,000
Brendan Schaub: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Lavar Johnson: $29,00
Mike Chiesa: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Anton Kuivanen: $8,000
Dennis Bermudez: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Grice: $8,00
Sam Stout: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
def. Caros Fodor: $15,000
Kenny Robertson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Brock Jardine: $8,000
Neil Magny: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Manley: $8,000
Nah-Shon Burrell: $12,500 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Yuri Villefort: $6,550*
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UFC officials also handed out $50,000 bonuses to four athletes for 'of the night bonuses to Matt Grice, Dennis Bermudez, Kenny Robertson, and Robbie Lawler.
*Burrell was deducted a percentage of his purse for miss weight, totaling $1500.00 which was given to his opponent, who was most likely expected to make $5000 to show and an additional $5000.00 to win, as is the standard format for lower tier athletes in the UFC.
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