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UFC 86 – Fighter Salaries and Final Notes

Written by Tim Ngo
July 7th, 2008
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After a main event for the ages, and some surprisingly good undercard fights, the UFC announced the winners of their post-fight bonuses for UFC 86, which include; “Fight of the Night”, “Submission of the Night” and “Knockout of the Night.” Also, the fighters’ salaries were released for the night’s event.

“Fight of the Night” – Forrest Griffin def. Quinton Jackson via Unanimous Decision. Each fighter earned an additional $60,000 on top of their base fight salary and other undisclosed amounts.

“Submission of the Night” – Cole Miller def. Jorge Gurgel via Triangle Choke. Cole Miller earned an additional $60,000 on top of his base fight salary and other undisclosed amounts.

“Knockout of the Night” – Melvin Guillard def. Dennis Siver via TKO.  Melvin Guillard earned an additional $60,000 on top of his base fight salary and other undisclosed amounts.

Preliminary Bouts:

Justin Buchholz ($8,000/Win Bonus was $4,000) Defeated Corey Hill ($8,000)

Melvin Guillard ($20,000/Win Bonus was $10,000) Defeated Dennis Siver ($7,000)

Cole Miller ($20,000/Win Bonus was $10,000) Defeated Jorge Gurgel ($10,000)

Gabriel Gonzaga ($100,000/Win Bonus was $50,000) Defeated Justin McCully ($5,000)

Main Bouts:

Tyson Griffin ($40,000/win Bonus was $20,000) Defeated Marcus Aurelio ($40,000)

Josh Koscheck ($70,000/Win Bonus was $35,000) Defeated Chris Lytle ($14,000)

Joe Stevenson ($60,000/Win Bonus was $30,000) Defeated Gleison Tibau ($11,000)

Patrick Cote ($32,000/Win Bonus was $16,000) Defeated Ricardo Almeida ($23,000)

Forrest Griffin ($250,000/Win Bonus was $150,000) Defeated Quinton Jackson ($225,000)

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