UFC 139: Fighter Salaries

Even in defeat the debuting Cung Le managed to be the top earner on the fighter salary list for UFC 139 released today.

The former Strikeforce middleweight champion pocketed an impressive $350,000 despite losing to Wanderlei Silva who was the third highest paid star on the card, taking home $200,000.

Sandwiched in-between them was Dan Henderson who boosted his bank balance to the tune of $250,000 after his ‘fight for the ages’ with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua who also earned a six figure sum, $165,000 to be exact.

Check out the full salary list from the San Jose event below.

Dan Henderson: $250,000 (no win bonus)
Mauricio Rua: $165,000

Wanderlei Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
Cung Le: $350,000

Urijah Faber: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
Brian Bowles: $19,000

Martin Kampmann: $58,000 ($29,000 win bonus)
Rick Story: $19,000

Stephan Bonnar: $68,000 ($34,000 win bonus)
Kyle Kingsbury: $10,000

Ryan Bader: $48,000 ($24,000 win bonus)
Jason Brilz: $13,000

Michael McDonald: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus)
Alex Soto: $6,000

Chris Weidman: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
Tom Lawlor: $12,000

Gleison Tibau: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus)
Rafael dos Anjos: $16,000

Miguel Torres: $60,000 ($30,000 win bonus)
Nick Pace: $4,000

Seth Baczynski: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
Matt Brown: $12,000

Danny Castillo: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus)
Shamar Bailey: $8,000

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