‘UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar’ Salaries Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
February 4th, 2013

UFC Jose Aldo

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all the athletes who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” event.

Despite dropping a unanimous decision to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the show’s co-featured attraction, Rashad Evans was the night’s highest earner scoring a $300,000 payday.

Evans’ Blackzilian teammate, Alistair Overeem, who also found himself adding a digit to the loss column, came in just behind with a $285,714.29 purse.

Evans could have scored an additional $215,000, while Overeem would have made $142,857.14 more had they won.

Featherweight king Jose Aldo (Pictured), who happened to headline the pay-per-view broadcast, left Las Vegas with $240,000, half of which came courtesy of beating Frankie Edgar.

Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.

Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include pay-per-view commissions, Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.

Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas hosted Saturday’s event.

Here are the official salaries for UFC 156:

(Total disclosed payroll: $1,755,714.29)

Preliminary Card:

Francisco Rivera – $16,000 (Includes $8,000 win bonus)
Edwin Figueroa – $10,000

Dustin Kimura – $16,000 (Includes $8,000 win bonus)
Chico Camus – $8,000

Isaac Vallie-Flagg – $20,000 (Includes $10,000 win bonus)
Yves Edwards – $21,000

Bobby Green – $20,000 (Includes $10,000 win bonus)
Jacob Volkmann – $22,000

Tyron Woodley – $87,000 (Includes $43,500 win bonus)
Jay Hieron – $12,000

Evan Dunham $46,000 (Includes $23,000 win bonus)
Gleison Tibau – $33,000

Main Card:

Joseph Benavidez – $60,000 (Includes $30,000 win bonus)
Ian McCall – $9,000

Demian Maia – $120,000 (Includes $60,000 win bonus)
Jon Fitch – $66,000

Antonio Silva – $70,000 (No win bonus)
Alistair Overeem – $285,714.29

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – $167,000 (Includes $67,000 win bonus)
Rashad Evans – $300,000

Jose Aldo – $240,000 (Includes $120,000 win bonus)
Frankie Edgar – $120,000

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