The payroll for UFC 157: Rousey vs Carmouche has been disclosed by the California State Athletic Commission. The events payroll was $1,173,050. Co-main event participants Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson were the weekend’s biggest earners, with both fighter’s salaries coming in at over $200,000.
Main event participant Ronda Rousey earned $90,000 for her first-round submission victory and defense of her women’s bantamweight championship.
Before looking over the entire list of fighter salaries, it is important to note that the figures do not include fight of the night bonuses — Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night, Knockout of the Night — nor do they include money from sponsors or cuts of the pay-per view share. Often times, those figures can far surpass the disclosed figure.
Here is the entire list of fighter salaries from this past weekend’s event:
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 forfeited a percentage of his fight purse to Villefort because of failing to make weight.