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Tuesday, 11/22/2011, 07:07 am

UFC NEWS – UFC 139 Salary Report: Cung Le Top Earner


The California State Athletic Commission released the list of UFC 139 disclosed payrolls yesterday evening and confirmed that UFC newcomer Cung Le was last Saturday’s top earner.

UFC 139 took place this past Saturday from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. In the main event Dan Henderson and “Shogun” Rua went to war for 25-minutes in one of the best fights in Mixed Martial Arts history.

While it was Cung Le who took home the largest stake of the events $1.5 million payroll with $350k, Dan Henderson was next in line with $250k and Wanderlei Silva was right behind him with $200k.

24 fighters competed on the card and below is the salary report for each one:

Dan Henderson: $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Mauricio Rua: $165,000

Wanderlei Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
def. Cung Le: $350,000

Urijah Faber: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Bowles: $19,000

Martin Kampmann: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Rick Story: $19,000

Stephan Bonnar: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
def. Kyle Kingsbury: $10,000

Ryan Bader: $48,000 (includes $24,00 win bonus)
def. Jason Brilz: $13,000

Michael McDonald: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Alex Soto: $6,000

Chris Weidman: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Lawlor: $12,000

Gleison Tibau: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Rafael Dos Anjos: $16,000

Miguel Torres: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Pace: $4,000

Seth Baczynski: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Brown: $12,000

Danny Castillo: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Shamar Bailey: $8,000

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