UFC 94 Salaries Released

Written by Tom Ngo
February 1st, 2009

In more ways than one, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre walked away from UFC 94 as the big winner. Not only did he dominate his title bout against one of the most highly regarded mixed martial artists in the world, but he also left the MGM Grand Garden Arena with the night’s largest purse of $400,000. 

It was a big night for the UFC as well, as president Dana White made the unofficial announcement that the event garnered $4.3 million at the gate. With a total disclosed payroll of only $1,057,000, the UFC left feeling good on all counts.

Preliminary Bouts:

Dan Cramer $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) Defeated Matt Arroyo $8,000 (win bonus would have been $8,000)

John Howard $71,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus and $65,000 Fight Bonus) Defeated Chris Wilson $80,000 (win bonus would have been $15,000 and $65,000 Fight Bonus)*

Thiago Tavares $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus) Defeated Manny Gamburyan $14,000 (win bonus would have been $14,000)

Jon Fitch $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus) Defeated Akihiro Gono $28,000 (win bonus would have been $28,000)

Main Bouts:

Clay Guida $105,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus and $65,000 Fight Bonus) Defeated Nate Diaz $85,000 (win bonus would have been $20,000 and $65,000 Fight Bonus)*

Karo Parisyan $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus) Defeated Dong Hyun Kim $26,000 (win bonus would have been $26,000)

Jon Jones $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) Defeated Stephan Bonnar $22,000 (win bonus would have been $22,000

Lyoto Machida $185,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus and $65,000 Fight Bonus)# Defeated Thiago Silva $29,000 (win bonus would have been $29,000)

Georges St. Pierre $400,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus) Defeated B.J. Penn $125,000 (win bonus would have been $125,000)

* – Fight of the Night Bonus

# – Knockout of the Night Bonus

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