UFC on FOX 11
April 19, 2014
Fabricio Werdum ($125,000 + $50,000 = $175,000) beat Travis Browne ($50,000)
Miesha Tate ($28,000 + $28,000 = $56,000) beat Liz Carmouche ($17,000)
Donald Cerrone ($57,000 + $57,000 = $114,000)* beat Edson Barboza ($29,000)
Yoel Romero ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) beat Brad Tavares ($19,000)
Khabib Nurmagomedov ($21,000 + $21,000 = $42,000) beat Rafael dos Anjos ($32,000)
Thiago Alves ($39,000 + $39,000 = $78,000)* beat Seth Baczynski ($20,000)*
Jorge Masvidal ($39,000 + $39,000 = $78,000) beat Pat Healy ($25,000)
Alex White ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000)* beat Estevan Payan ($10,000)
Caio Magalhaes ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) beat Luke Zachrich ($8,000)
Jordan Mein ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) beat Hernani Perpetuo ($8,000)
Dustin Ortiz ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) beat Ray Borg ($8,000)
Mirsad Bektic ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) beat Chas Skelly ($8,000)
Derrick Lewis ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) beat Jack May ($8,000)
Total disclosed payroll was $974,000.
The above figures are the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses.
The figures do not represent a full accounting of each fighter's income.
Fighters bear significant costs including training expenses, a percentage to management, a percentage to the trainer, plus insurance, licenses, and taxes.
On the income side, sponsorship money can be a substantial portion of the purse, although it is smaller for the mid tier fighters than it was in the past. As well there are explicit 'of the Night' performance bonuses noted above, and less formal 'locker room' bonuses.
Main event PPV fighters can receive a percentage of the PPV gross, variously determined.
Lastly, many fighters earn income from teaching, from appearances, and in many cases from regular employment in the non-fighting space.
Figures courtesy of MMAFighting.
*Also received $50,000 'of the Night' performance bonuses.