The Nevada State Athletic Commission has just released the paydays for this weekend’s UFC 108 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Not only did former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans barely escape Vegas with a win, but the wrestler also pocketed a cool $375K for his Unanimous D over Thiago Silva.
Paul Daley once again electrified UFC fans as he violently put Dustin Hazelett to sleep in the 1stRound of their welterweight matchup. Unfortunately it wasn’t a perfect night for the Brit as he was fined 10% of his show purse due to his inability to meet the 171-pound limit for a non-title welterweight scrap.
The fighters ultimately agreed to a 172-pound catchweight bout, however Hazelett takes home an additional $1,800 for the extra pound Daley was packing.
Shoulda gotten that Royal without cheese, I guess.
Here are the fighters’ paydays, courtesy of Sherdog.com:
Rafaello Oliveira: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. John Gunderson: $5,000
Jake Ellenberger: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Mike Pyle: $16,000
Mark Munoz: $32,000 (16,000 win bonus) def. Ryan Jensen: $6,000
Cole Miller: $74,000 ($12,000 win bonus, $50,000 Submission of the Night bonus) def. Dan Lauzon: $15,000
Martin Kampmann: $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus) def. Jacob Volkmann: $6,000
Junior Dos Santos: $60,000 ($30,000 win bonus) def. Gilbert Yvel: $30,000
Jim Miller: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Duane “Bang” Ludwig: $12,000
Sam Stout: $74,000 ($12,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus) def. Joe Lauzon: $62,000 ($50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Paul Daley: $84,200* ($18,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus) def. Dustin Hazelett: $19,800 ($1,800 courtesy of Daley)
Rashad Evans: $375,000 ($175,000 win bonus) def. Thiago Silva: $55,000
* – Hazelett was awarded 10% of Daley’s show purse due to Daley’s failure to make weight.
These numbers are disclosed pay only. They do not reflect any additional bonuses or percentages of other revenues the fighters may have received.