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Report: Frank Mir and Josh Barnett Lead UFC 164 Payroll

Josh Barnett (photo via Strikeforce.com)

By FCF Staff

The Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services has released the payroll figures for UFC 164, which went down in Milwaukee on August 31st.

Leading the way was veteran heavyweights and former champions Josh Barnett and Frank Mir, who participated in the card’s co-main-event. Barnett earned $160,000 for the bout, which saw him win via first round, stoppage. “The Warmaster” did not earn a win bonus.

Mir, meanwhile, earned $200,000 for the fight, which was his third straight loss.

The card was headlined by a lightweight title fight between Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis, and the latter took the belt with an opening round armbar.

Pettis made $54,000 for his impressive performance, which included a $27K win bonus, and Henderson was paid $110,000.

Here are the salary figures that have been disclosed to various media outlets. The numbers do not include any performance or undisclosed bonuses a fighter may have earned.

Anthony Pettis: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)

def. Benson Henderson: $110,000

Josh Barnett: $160,000 (no win bonus)

def. Frank Mir: $200,000

Chad Mendes: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus)

def. Clay Guida: $44,000

Ben Rothwell: $108,000 (includes $54,000 win bonus)

def. Brandon Vera: $70,000

Dustin Poirier: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)

def. Erik Koch: $15,000

Gleison Tibau: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)

def. Jamie Varner: $17,000

Tim Elliott: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

def. Louis Gaudinot: $8,000

Hyun Gyu Lim: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

def. Pascal Krauss: $15,000

Chico Camus: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

def. Kyung Ho Kang: $8,000

Soa Palelei: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

def. Nikita Krylov: $8,000

Al Iaquinta: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

def. Ryan Couture: $15,000

Magnus Cedenblad: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)

def. Jared Hamman: $14,000


posted by FCF Staff @ 7:23 pm
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