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