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Michael Bisping tops estimated UFC 159 salaries at $425k

The New Jersey Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter purse info, so the below salary data is NOT OFFICIAL.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights. MMA-manifesto.com estimated the  pay breakdown for the 22 fighters at UFC 159.

Please note, this is only an estimate, not official info, especially for any fighters that made their UFC debuts at the event. For Strikeforce fighters that made their UFC debut, MMA-Manfiesto used their most recent Strikeforce pay level as their estimate.

The estimated UFC 159 fighter salaries are as follows:

Michael Bisping: $425,000 ($275,000 to show, $150,000 win bonus)
Jon Jones: $400,000
Pat Healy: $152,500 ($17,500 to show, $5,000 win bonus, $65,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus)
Roy Nelson: $113,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 win bonus, $65,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
Jim Miller: $106,000 ($41,000 to show, $65,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Cheick Kongo: $70,000
Phil Davis: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus)
Chael Sonnen: $50,000
Alan Belcher: $37,000
Ovince St. Preux: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus)
Cody McKenzie: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Leonard Garcia: $20,000
Rustam Khabilov: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Bryan Caraway: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Steven Siler: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Sara McMann: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)
Gian Villante: $12,000
Vinny Magalhaes: $8,000
Johnny Bedford: $8,000
Yancy Medeiros: $6,000
Sheila Gaff: $6,000
Kurt Holobaugh: $6,000

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0 Comments to Michael Bisping tops estimated UFC 159 salaries at $425k

  1. real homies says:

    So much for being the highest paid fighter in the UFC right Chael?

    • dante080 says:

      Chaels reported purse for his second fight vs Silva was 50k, but he made 8 million. He gets his money of the ppv.

  2. BT says:

    Also, don’t forget they get paid by their sponsors. They also receive bonuses, and some get PPV percentages. They have to report an amount to the athletic commission when the fight contract is drawn up, these are those numbers.

    Chael spent more than 50k on his training camp.

    Rampage spent around 1 million on his training camp when he fought Jones and I highly doubt he lost money for that fight. I believe his “reported” salary was around 300k for the jones fight.

    A lil knowledge goes a long way.

  3. Jason says:

    Chael didn’t make 8 million his last fight you lying piece of shit

  4. Donovan says:

    What a waste of money. Bisping can’t finish fights and is not worth that much. He doesn’t draw ppl to watch the fight and always puts on lack luster fights. He needs to start finishing people. He is the most overrated fighter out ther…and he’s not exactly the picture of professionalism. Chaels trash talk brings ppl to watch, Bisping’s just rubs ppl the wrong way TOTAL waste of money.If anyone deserved that much it was Roy Nelson…and that overhand right..that was the highlight of the night. I almost fell asleep watching Bisping fight. It sucks watching a fight when there is no chance to see a slick finish…that guy will never see the belt

  5. 757 says:

    Bisping is the highest paid guy and can’t knock anyone out…go figure that. So much for the UFC wanting finishers

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