Ronda Rousey may have been the star of UFC 157, but she wasn’t the highest paid fighter on the card as far as basic salary goes.
That honor went to Dan Henderson who pocketed $250,000 despite his loss to Lyoto Machida who took home $200,000.
So what did Rousey get paid? She banked $90,000 – up significantly from the $40,000 she was paid for her last Strikeforce fight, but bear in mind that she will also have earned a small percentage on the pay-per-view takings, and with there rumored to be over 400,000 buys that will amount to a substantial sum that would make her the highest paid star on the card overall.
In terms of basic salary two other fighters also earned more than Rousey, with Robbie Lawler claiming $105,000 while Urijah Faber was on $100,000.
Check out the full list of fighter salaries for the event below.
Ronda Rousey: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
Liz Carmouche: $12,000
Lyoto Machida: $200,000 (no win bonus)
Dan Henderson: $250,000
Urijah Faber: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
Ivan Menjivar: $17,000
Court McGee: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Josh Neer: $16,000
Robbie Lawler: $105,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Josh Koscheck: $78,000
Brendan Schaub: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Lavar Johnson: $29,000
Mike Chiesa: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Anton Kuivanen: $8,000
Dennis Bermudez: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Matt Grice: $8,000
Sam Stout: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
Caros Fodor: $15,000
Kenny Robertson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Brock Jardine: $8,000
Neil Magny: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Jon Manley: $8,000
Nah-Shon Burrell: $12,500 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Yuri Villefort: $6,550*
* Burrell missed weight and a percentage of his fight purse went to Villefort.