Headliners Top UFC 139 Salaries
By FCF Staff
UFC 139’s main event competitors were the highest paid fighters at the promotion’s latest event this past Saturday in Anaheim. According to figures released today by the California State Athletic Commission, co-main-event participant Cung Le led the disclosed payroll by collecting $350,000 for his bout with Wanderlei Silva.
The former Pride champion, who stopped Le in the second round with a combination of knees and punches, was paid $200,000. According to the CSAC, Silva did not receive a win bonus.
Headliners Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua were also among the top paid fighters. The former Strikeforce champion Henderson collected $250,000 for his unanimous decision win over Rua, while the former UFC light-heavyweight champ was paid $165,000.
The figures below do not include any additional money a fighter may have received from the UFC, like pay-per-views bonuses or sponsorship money. Performance awards like ‘Fight of the Night’ are also not included in these totals.
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