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UFC 91 Salaries Released

Written by Tom Ngo
November 17th, 2008

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the salaries earned by all of the fighters that competed on this past weekend’s UFC 91 event. Newly crowned UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar not only walked away with the title, he also earned the night’s largest purse, $450,000. Randy Couture earned a cool $250,000 for his efforts.

Keep in mind that these are only salaries and win bonuses, it is likely that these two will be rewarded by the UFC with a percentage of the Pay-Per-View purchases. These are bonuses that the NSAC does not have access to and is strictly between the UFC and its fighters.

UFC 91 was held in front of 14,272 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Hotel and Casino. The event was not sold out, however still earned the UFC $4.8 Million at the gate, the fourth largest amount in organization history.

Preliminary Bouts:

Matt Brown $16,000 ($8,00O win bonus) Defeated Ryan Thomas: $4,000

Mark Bocek: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus) Defeated Alvin Robinson: $7,000

Jeremy Stephens: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)* Defeated Rafael dos Anjos: $4,000

Aaron Riley: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) Defeated Jorge Gurgel: $10,000#

Main Bouts:

Demian Maia: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) Defeated Nate Quarry: $25,000

Gabriel Gonzaga: $110,000 ($55,000 win bonus) Defeated Josh Hendricks: $8,000

Dustin Hazelett: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus)^ Defeated Tamdan McCrory: $10,000

Kenny Florian: $80,000 ($40,000 win bonus) Defeated Joe Stevenson: $35,000

Brock Lesnar: $450,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus) Defeated Randy Couture: $250,000

UFC 91 Fight Bonuses:

* – Knockout of the Night:

Jeremy Stephens ($60,000)

^ – Submission of the Night:

Dustin Hazelett ($60,000)

# – Fight of the Night:

Jorge Gurgel, and Aaron Riley ($60,000/each)

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