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UFC 88 Salaries and Bonuses Released

Written by Tom Ngo
September 8th, 2008
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The UFC has officially released the the salaries and bonuses rewarded for their fighters’ efforts this past Saturday at UFC 88. The disclosed payroll for the night was $1,270,000. Despite his loss to Rashad Evans in the main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell walked away with the largest purse of the night at $500,000.

Preliminary Bouts:

Ryo Chonan ($30,000 – Win bonus of $15,000) Defeated Roan Carneiro ($9,000)
Jason MacDonald ($44,000 – Win bonus of $22,000) Defeated Jason Lambert ($17,000)*
Tim Boetsch ($16,000 – Win bonus of $8,000) Defeated Michael Patt ($5,000)
Kurt Pellegrino ($24,000 – Win bonus of $12,000) Defeated Thiago Tavares ($13,000)**

Main Bouts:

Dong Hyun Kim ($46,000 – Win bonus of $23,000) Defeated Matt Brown ($8,000)
Nate Marquardt ($56,000 – Win bonus of $28,000) Defeated Martin Kampmann ($15,000)
Dan Henderson ($250,000 – Win bonus of $150,000) Defeated Rousimar Palhares ($7,000)
Rich Franklin ($100,000 – Win bonus of $50,000) Defeated Matt Hamill ($10,000)
Rashad Evans ($180,000 – Win bonus of $60,000)*** Defeated Chuck Liddell ($500,000)

UFC 86 Disclosed Payroll: $1,270,000

UFC 88  Bonuses:

*Submission of the Night:
Jason MacDonald

**Fight of the Night:
Kurt Pellegrino and Thiago Tavares

***Knockout of the Night:
Rashad Evans

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