UFC 104: Fighter Earnings Announced

With the dust still settling on the weekends fight action at UFC 104, the salaries for the event have now been announced.

According to mmajunkie.com, topping the earnings for this event was Lyoto Machida who earned $200,000, while Shogun earned $155,000.

Having earned both ‘Fight Of The Night’ and ‘Knockout Of The Night’ honors, Pat Barry would have went homeĀ  $134,000 better off (without the awards he would have earned a less impressive $14,000 which includes his win bonus.)

Former winner of The Ultimate Fighter and now an established veteran in the UFC, Joe ‘Daddy’ Stevenson was next on the list having earned $94,000 for his win over Spencer Fisher.

At the other end of the scaleĀ  Razak Al-Hassan earned the least on the night, a paltry $3,000 for his undercard defeat to Kyle Kingsbury.

The fighter salaries do not include additional sponsorship money that often make up a substantial part of there earnings.

Lyoto Machida: $200,000 (no win bonus)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua: $155,000

Cain Velasquez: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
Ben Rothwell: $50,000

Gleison Tibau: $38,000 ($19,000 win bonus)
Josh Neer: $14,000

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

Anthony Johnson: $30,0000 ($15,000 win bonus)*
Yoshiyuki Yoshida: $12,000

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

Pat Barry: $134,000 ($120,000 for ‘Fight Of The Night’ and ‘K.O Of The Night’ + 7,000 win bonus)
Antoni Hardonk: $66,000 ($60,000 for ‘Fight Of The Night’)

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

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

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

Stefan Struve: $74,000 ($60,000 for ‘Submission Of The night’, $7,000 win bonus)
Chase Gormley: $10,000

* Anthony Johnson was reportedly fined 20 percent of his purse for failing to make the 171-pound welterweight limit. The CSAC’s initial report did not include information on the penalty.

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