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.Tags: Dan Henderson, fighter salariesd, lyoto machida, mma, MMA NEWS, salary report, ufc, ufc 157, ufc news, ufc salaries