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Salary Report: Machida, Henderson the top earners at UFC 157 | UFC NEWS

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Though it may have been Ladies Night, when it came to getting paid, UFC 157’s top dollars went the gents.

Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson, who fought in the co-main event, were the top earners this past weekend. The California State Athletic Commission emailed out the disclosed payroll Tuesday night with the total for the event tallying $1,173,050.

Machida beat Henderson by split decision to earn a light-heavyweight title shot. Machida, the former champ, earned $200,000 for the victory while Henderson made $250,000 and neither had a contracted win bonus.

Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche made combat sports history as the first UFC women’s bout in the evening’s main event. Rousey earned $90,000 for her first-round submission victory. Carmouche pulled in paltry a $12,000 in defeat.

Other top earners on the card included Robbie Lawler, who defeated Josh Koscheck with a first-round TKO. Lawler made $105,000 while Koscheck picked up $78,000 and Urijah Faber’s first round submission of Ivan Menjivar led to banking $100,000.

The full UFC 157 payouts included:

Ronda Rousey: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. Liz Carmouche: $12,000

Lyoto Machida: $200,000 (no win bonus)
def. Dan Henderson: $250,000

Urijah Faber: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Ivan Menjivar: $17,000

Court McGee: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Neer: $16,000

Robbie Lawler: $105,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Koscheck: $78,000

Brendan Schaub: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Lavar Johnson: $29,000

Mike Chiesa: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Anton Kuivanen: $8,000

Dennis Bermudez: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Grice: $8,000

Sam Stout: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
def. Caros Fodor: $15,000

Kenny Robertson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Brock Jardine: $8,000

Neil Magny: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Manley: $8,000

Nah-Shon Burrell: $12,500 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Yuri Villefort: $6,550*

* Burrell missed weight and a percentage of his fight purse went to Villefort.


39 Responses to “Salary Report: Machida, Henderson the top earners at UFC 157 | UFC NEWS”

  1. Filth says:

    If I were Dana, I am gonna bonus out evenly to the gals, all the money I saved firing Santos. Rousey deserves it for being an amazing stud, and Carmouche deserves it because she was the only one brave enough to take the fight, Santos shit her pants and ran.

  2. doc says:

    Carmouche got ganked. They could have at least made it an even $20,000. I hope she gets some money from sponsors. She needs to pay all her trainers and for her little house for her and her mooching girlfriend to live in.

    “If she wins this fight she could buy us a new house”. lol, what a comment!

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