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Ronda Rousey Earned Nearly Six Figures For Historic Win

By FCF Staff

The California State Athletic Commission has released the salary figures for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s recent, February 23rd event in Anaheim, and decorated vets Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson led the way.

According to the CSAC numbers, the former UFC light-heavyweight champ Machida earned $200,000 for his split decision win over Henderson, while the former Strikeforce and PRIDE champ made $250,000.

UFC women’s bantamweight chamo Ronda Rousey, meanwhile, collected $90,000 (including a $45,000 win bonus) for the first round, submission win over Liz Carmouche. The challenger earned $12,000 for the main event bout.

Here are the salary figures that were disclosed to the CSAC by the UFC, and do not include any additional bonuses like pay-per-view dividends or performance awards a fighter may have collected (figures via MMA Junkie). The payroll for the event totaled $1,173,050.

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.

posted by FCF Staff @ 3:41 pm
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