UFC on Fox 8 salaries and updated attendance and gate

July 30, 2013

The Washington State Department of Licensing has released the purse information from Saturday’s UFC on Fox 8 show.  Notably, Robbie Lawler led the roster with a total of $156,000 ($78K win/$78K show) while Flyweight Champ Demetrious Johnson was sixth on the roster in terms of base salary.

In addition, the DOL released the total attendance and comps.  Total attendance 8,967 and total gate $700,081. Total paid tickets 6,619. Total comps 2,348 tickets.

Via MMA Junkie:

Demetrious Johnson: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. John Moraga: $17,000

Rory MacDonald: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Jake Ellenberger: $52,000

Robbie Lawler: $156,000 (includes $78,000 win bonus)
def. Bobby Voelker: $12,000

Liz Carmouche: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Jessica Andrade: $8,000

Jorge Masvidal: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Chiesa: $15,000

Danny Castillo: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Means: $12,000

Melvin Guillard: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
def. Mac Danzig: $30,000

Daron Cruickshank: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Yves Edwards: $21,000

Ed Herman: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
def. Trevor Smith: $8,000

Germaine de Randamie: $18,000 (includes $9000 win bonus)
def. Julie Kedzie: $9,000

Justin Salas: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Aaron Riley: $14,000

Yaotzin Meza: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. John Albert: $10,000

Payout Perspective:

The total payroll for this event was $850,000.  Lawler, Ellenberger, Guillard, Herman, Danzig and Masvidal all had higher base salaries than Demetrious Johnson.  In fact, Johnson tied for sixth on the list with Danny Castillo.  Rory MacDonald was low on the pay scale with a $24K/$24K payout here.

As for the reported gate, it was $35K lower than what was originally reported.  Also, over 2,300 comps shows that the UFC tried to fill up a rather sparse KeyArena.

13 Responses to “UFC on Fox 8 salaries and updated attendance and gate”

  1. Sampson Simpson on July 30th, 2013 2:54 PM

    One word: sad

  2. Chris on July 30th, 2013 3:27 PM

    MM def deserves a new contract, he isnt a draw and will likely never be a PPV star but he is a champ and should be paid like the lower div champs.

    Should be getting 6 figures to show and 6 to win.

    Its def time for a new contract. he’s proven himself as the Fly champ and defended the belt a few times, give him a new deal.

  3. aintitthetruth on July 30th, 2013 4:28 PM

    Lawler is the only one getting paid decent on the whole card which is sad.

  4. Sampson Simpson on July 30th, 2013 4:45 PM

    Lawler’s contract was from Strikeforce that Zuffa was forced to honor.


  5. Chris on July 30th, 2013 6:44 PM

    Thats not true Sampson


    He signed this new larger deal after beating Kos. This was NOT his SF contract, this is more than he made in SF.

  6. BrainSmasher on July 30th, 2013 8:49 PM

    Sampson making an ass of himself again. What is new?

  7. Tops of on July 30th, 2013 9:38 PM

    The number one MMA promotion on the planet……..hahahahaha….

  8. Aintitthetruth on July 30th, 2013 10:27 PM

    The funny thing about lawlers contract is that he traded more guaranteed pay for more total pay provided he wins.

  9. Andrew on July 31st, 2013 8:49 AM

    I’m more of a boxing fan but sampson is just a dumb boxing fan.

  10. Tops of on July 31st, 2013 5:21 PM

    With these salaries.UFC will slowly lose one important aspect of its appeal to the public….it has a strong brand name because of the word “ULTIMATE” and people are drawn into it…the ultimate proving ground….fighters want to prove themselves should fight here…huge ppv….the whole packaging….now comes,the salaries….its the opposite of ultimate…..cheapie sport…haha

  11. Tops of on July 31st, 2013 5:27 PM

    Cheapee I mean

  12. BrainSmasher on July 31st, 2013 10:07 PM

    Anyone the public knows of already makes millions a year. No one but fools care about the Practice squad fighters.

  13. Tops of on August 1st, 2013 1:23 AM

    Whatever happened to 400 fighters you were talking about before getting paid well? Do they include practice squad fighters haha

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