UFC Fight Night 17 Salaries Released

Written by Tom Ngo
February 9th, 2009


The Florida State Athletic Commission released the salaries for all of the fighters that participated in this past weekend’s “UFC Fight Night 17” event at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. With the additional $30,000 Knockout of the Night bonus that he earned, Cain Velasquez walked away with the night’s largest payday of $60,000.

Preliminary Bouts:

Matt Riddle $16,000 (includes win bonus of $8,000) def. Steve Bruno $7,000 (win bonus would have been $7,000)

Nick Catone $6,000 (includes win bonus of $3,000) def. Derek Downey $3,000 (win bonus would have been $3,000)

Matt Veach $6,000 (includes win bonus of $3,000) def. Matt Grice $7,000 (win bonus would have been $7,000)

Gleison Tibau $26,000 (includes win bonus of $13,000) def. Rich Clementi $23,000 (win bonus would have been $23,000)

Dan Miller $18,000 (includes win bonus of $9,000) def. Jake Rosholt $13,000 (win bonus would have been $13,000)

Kurt Pellegrino $32,000 (includes win bonus of $16,000) def. Rob Emerson $10,000 (win bonus would have been $10,000)

Main Bouts:

Anthony Johnson $26,000 (includes win bonus of $13,000) def. Luigi Fioravanti $13,000 (win bonus would have been $13,000)

Josh Neer $48,000 (includes win bonus of $9,000,fight bonus $30,000) def. Mac Danzig $45,000 (win bonus would have been $15,000, fight bonus $30,000)#

Cain Velasquez $60,000 (includes win bonus of $15,000, fight bonus $30,000)^ def. Denis Stojnic $5,000 (win bonus would have been $5,000)

Joe Lauzon $50,000 (includes win bonus of $10,000, fight bonus $30,000) def. Jeremy Stephens $10,000 (win bonus would have been $10,000)

Fight of the Night:
# – Josh Neer and Mac Danzig

Knockout of the Night:
^ – Cain Velasquez

Submission of the Night:
* – Joe Lauzon

Total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 17: $304,000

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