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UFC 102 Salaries Released

Written by Tom Ngo
August 31st, 2009
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The Oregon State Athletic Commission has just released the official salaries for all of the contestants that competed in this past weekend’s UFC 102 event inside the Rose Garden in Portland. Former Pride FC and UFC heavyweight champ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira walked away with the evening’s largest purse of $460,000.

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,285,000, with Couture and Big Nog walking away with over half of the loot.

Preliminary Bouts:

Evan Dunham: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Aurelio: $13,000
Mark Munoz: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Nick Catone: $5,000
Todd Duffee: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Tim Hague: $7,000
Mike Russow: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Justin McCully: $15,000
Gabriel Gonzaga: $120,000 ($60,000 win bonus) def. Chris Tuchscherer: $10,000
Aaron Simpson: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus) def. Ed Herman: $24,000

Main Bouts:

Brandon Vera: $70,0000 ($35,000 win bonus) def. Krzysztof Soszynski: $8,000
Nate Marquardt: $140,000 ($40,000 win bonus) def. Demian Maia: $28,000 ^
Jake Rosholt: $86,000 ($13,000 win bonus) def. Chris Leben: $30,000*
Thiago Silva: $58,000 ($29,000 win bonus) def. Keith Jardine: $55,000
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: $460,000 (includes $150,000 bonus) def. Randy Couture: $310,000#

^ – Submission of the Night:

Jake Rosholt (Additional $60,000)

* – Knockout of the Night:

Nate Marquardt (Additional $60,000)

# – Fight of the Night:

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Randy Couture (Additional $60,000/each)

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