The salaries resulting from last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 96 event have been released and show that the evening’s top earner was actually preliminary card veteran Nate Marquardt, who earned $112,000 for his victory on the night.
Marquardt was the only fighter to pocket a six figure sum on the night, with the next highest earner being main event winner John Lineker, who took home $72,000, with the other $8,000 going to his opponent due to being deducted 20% of his purse for missing weight.
Next up was former Bellator champion, who lost on the night, but still took home $57,800, while his opponent Alex Oliveira took home $43,200 (includes forfeiting 20% of his purse to his opponent due to missing weight).
Check out the full list of UFC Fight Night 96 earnings below, and keep in mind this is just the fighters basic salary and doesn’t include extras like any additional sponsorship and bonus money.
John Lineker: $72,000 (forfeited 20 percent of $40,000 show money for missing weight)
John Dodson: $38,000 (includes 8,000 from Lineker’s show money)
Alex Oliveira: $43,200 (includes $24,000 win bonus. Oliveira forfeited 20 percent of $24,000 show money for missing weight)
Will Brooks: $57,800 (includes $4,800 from Oliveira’s show money)
Zak Ottow: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Joshua Burkman: $54,000
Brandon Moreno: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Louis Smolka: $32,000
Luis Henrique da Silva: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Joachim Christensen: $10,000
Andre Fili: $39,200 (includes $18,000 win bonus and $3,200 from Dias’ show money)
Hacran Dias: $12,800 (Dias forfeited 20 percent of $16,000 show money for missing weight)
Shamil Abdurakhimov: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Walt Harris: $12,000
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Keita Nakamura: $19,000
Nate Marquardt: $112,000 (includes $56,000 win bonus)
Tamdan McCrory: $15,000
Ion Cutelaba: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Jonathan Wilson: $12,000
Curtis Blaydes: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Cody East: $10,000
Ketlen Vieira: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Kelly Faszholz: $10,000