UFC 79 Nemisis Salaries Revealed

Written by Tom Ngo
January 6th, 2008

MMAWeekly has disclosed the fighters salaries for UFC 79, which took place last weekend at in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC closed out the year with a bang taking in a total gate revenue of $4,934,500 with 10,968 fans into the Mandalay Bay Event Center. These figures do not include any PPV bonuses that some of the high profile fighters may have received.


-Chuck Liddell: $500,000 (Defeated Wanderlei Silva; no win bonus)

-Georges St-Pierre: $160,000 (Defeated Matt Hughes; includes win bonus of $80,000)

-Wanderlei Silva: $150,000 (Lost to Chuck Liddell; no win bonus)

-Matt Hughes: $100,000 (Lost to Georges St-Pierre; win bonus would have been $100,000)

-Lyoto Machida: $60,000 (Defeated Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou; includes win bonus of $30,000)

-Eddie Sanchez: $46,000 (Defeated Soa Palelei; includes win bonus of $23,000)

-Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou: $40,000 (Lost to Lyoto Machida; win bonus would have been $40,000)

-Rich Clementi: $28,000 (Defeated Melvin Guillard; includes win bonus of $14,000)

-Melvin Guillard: $10,000 (Lost to Rich Clementi; win bonus would have been $10,000)

-Soa Palelei: $5,000 (Lost to Eddie Sanchez; win bonus would have been $5,000)


-Dean Lister: $22,000 (Defeated Jordan Radev; includes win bonus of $11,000)

-Manny Gamburyan: $20,000 (Defeated Nate Mohr; includes win bonus of $10,000)

-James Irvin: $16,000 (Defeated Luis Cane; includes win bonus of $8,000)

-Roan Carneiro: $10,000 (Defeated Tony DeSouza; includes win bonus of $5,000)

-Tony DeSouza: $7,000 (Lost to Roan Carneiro; win bonus would have been $7,000)

-Mark Bocek: $6,000 (Defeated Doug Evans; includes win bonus of $3,000)

-Nate Mohr: $6,000 (Lost to Manny Gamburyan; win bonus would have been $6,000)

-Luis Cane: $5,000 (Lost to James Irvin; win bonus would have been $5,000)

-Jordan Radev: $5,000 (Lost to Dean Lister; win bonus would have been $5,000)

-Doug Evans: $3,000 (Lost to Mark Bocek; win bonus would have been $3,000)

In addition to these paydays, the following fighters each also received $50,000 for various
honors of the night:

Georges St-Pierre – Submission of the night
Eddie Sanchez – Knockout of the night
Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva – Fight of the night

Don’t forget to follow @5thRound on Twitter, Facebook and Google+!