The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the disclosed salaries for all the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida” event.
Middleweight champion Chris Weidman (pictured) was the night’s highest earner, pocketing a total of $450,000. Half of Weidman’s paycheck came via win bonus for his decision victory over Lyoto Machida in the main event.
Machida made $200K.
Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey scored $120,000 for 16 seconds of work in beating Alexis Davis. Davis was paid $24,000 to be Rousey’s latest victim.
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.
(Total disclosed payroll: $1,158,000)
Kevin Casey: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Defeated William “Bubba” Bush: $8,000
Luke Zachrich: $16,000 ($8,000 to win, $8,000 for bonus)
Defeated Guilherme Vasconcelos: $8,000
Rob Font: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 for win bonus)
Defeated George Roop: $20,000
Bruno Santos: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 for win bonus)
Defeated Chris Camozzi: $23,000
Kenny Robertson: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 for win bonus)
Defeated Ildemar Alcantara: $16,000
Urijah Faber: $120,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 for win bonus)
Defeated Alex Caceres: $19,000
Russell Doane: $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 for win bonus)
Defeated Marcus Brimage: $10,000
Uriah Hall: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 for win bonus)
Defeated Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $10,000
Stefan Struve vs. Matt Mitrione*
Ronda Rousey: $120,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 for win bonus)
Defeated Alexis Davis: $24,000
Chris Weidman: $450,000 ($225,000 to show to show, $225,000 for win bonus)
Defeated Lyoto Machida: $200,000
* – Both were paid show and win bonus by UFC president Dana White