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UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun Salaries Announced

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
October 27th, 2009
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The California State Athletic Commission has released the official payroll for “UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun.” The salaries do not include any Fight Night bonuses. Obviously, main event fighters Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua led the way in terms of base pay.

Here’s the breakdown of how the fighters were paid following their respective fights on Saturday night:

Lyoto Machida: $200,000 (no win bonus)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua: $155,000

Cain Velasquez: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
Ben Rothwell: $50,000

Gleison Tibau: $38,000 ($19,000 win bonus)
Josh Neer: $14,000

Joe Stevenson: $94,000 ($47,000 win bonus)
Spencer Fisher: $26,000

Anthony Johnson: $30,0000 ($15,000 win bonus)*
Yoshiyuki Yoshida: $12,000

Ryan Bader: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
Eric Schafer: $13,000

Pat Barry: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus)
Antoni Hardonk: $16,000

Chael Sonnen: $54,000 ($27,000 win bonus)
Yushin Okami: $18,000

Jorge Rivera: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus)
Rob Kimmons: $9,000

Kyle Kingsbury: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
Razak Al-Hassan: $3,000

Stefan Struve: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus)
Chase Gormley: $10,000

*Anthony Johnson was reportedly fined 20% of his purse due to failing to make the 171-pound weight limit required for a welterweight contest. His pay above does not reflect the fine.

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