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

February 27, 2013 4:43 pm
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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.

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