Main Event Fighters
-Mirko Cro Cop: $350,000 (2nd fight in UFC after 24 fights in Pride; lost to Gabriel Gonzaga)
-Gabriel Gonzaga: $60,000 (4th fight in UFC; defeated Mirko Cro Cop)
Main Card Fighters
-Andrei Arlovski: $160,000 (13th fight in UFC; defeated Fabricio Werdum)
-Fabricio Werdum: $80,000 (1st fight in UFC after 6 fights in Pride; lost to Andrei Arlovski)
-Ryoto Machida: $42,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated David Heath)
-Cheick Kongo: $40,000 (4th fight in UFC; defeated Assuerio Silva)
-Michael Bisping: $24,000 (3rd fight in UFC; defeated Elvis Sinosic)
-Elvis Sinosic: $8,000 (7th fight in UFC; lost to Michael Bisping)
-Assuerio Silva: $8,000 (3rd fight in UFC; lost to Cheick Kongo)
-David Heath: $6,000 (3rd fight in UFC; lost to Ryoto Machida)
Preliminary Match Fighters
-Alessio Sakara: $20,000 (4th fight in UFC; defeated Victor Valimaki)
-Terry Etim: $12,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Matt Grice)
-Paul Taylor: $8,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Edilberto de Oliveira)
-Junior Assuncao: $6,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated David Lee)
-Jess Liaudin: $6,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Dennis Siver)
-Edilberto de Oliveira: $4,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Paul Taylor)
-Victor Valimaki: $3,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Alessio Sakara)
-Matt Grice: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Terry Etim)
-Dennis Siver: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Jess Liaudin)
-David Lee: $2,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Junior Assuncao)
Combined Fighter Payroll: $845,000
Dont they actually end up getting quite a bit more with the bonus's and tax deals etc?
Seem to remember seeing it somewhere on Sherdog once but might be wrong.....
Pride used to have some structure around low salaries for tax I thought. Not sure about the UFC, although I suspect the top fighters get the pot sweetened
does that include win bonus and does dana not offer a best ko ,sub bonus or something?
no, thats straight salary + win bonus (as far as I know), doesnt include sub of the night and promo stuff either... look at Liaudin compared to Siver - the difference is a $3K win bonus!
interesting though seeing the variance between Siver, Liaudin, Etim and Taylor compared to some of the other fighters
Seeing as Etim got the submission of the night as well, is it fair to say that he could have made more than Bisping on the night?
Also, why would Etim demand $6+6 in his first fight, yet the more experienced Liaudin and Sivver were only offered $3+3?