UFC 164 salaries: Heavyweights top payroll

October 11, 2013

MMA Junkie reports the salaries from August’s UFC 164 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Frank Mir and Josh Barnett topped the payroll of over $1.1 million.

Via MMA Junkie:

Anthony Pettis: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Benson Henderson: $110,000

Josh Barnett: $160,000 (no win bonus)
def. Frank Mir: $200,000

Chad Mendes: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus)
def. Clay Guida: $44,000

Ben Rothwell: $108,000 (includes $54,000 win bonus)
def. Brandon Vera: $70,000

Dustin Poirier: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Erik Koch: $15,000

Gleison Tibau: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
def. Jamie Varner: $17,000

Tim Elliott: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Louis Gaudinot: $8,000

Hyun Gyu Lim: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Pascal Krauss: $15,000

Chico Camus: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Kyung Ho Kang: $8,000

Soa Palelei: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Nikita Krylov: $8,000

Al Iaquinta: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Ryan Couture: $15,000

Magnus Cedenblad: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Jared Hamman: $14,000

Payout Perspective:

It’s interesting to see that Pettis only made $27,000 (plus $27,000 win) for his win to secure the Lightweight Title.  Then again, Chris Weidman had a $24,000 base (plus $24,000 win) for his upset victory over Anderson Silva.  Former Champion, Benson Henderson made $110,000 which is a $10,000 raise from his last fight at UFC on Fox 7.  Barnett had no win bonus but earned $160,000 flat.  Mir made the most on the card and based on his last three fights his $200,000 guarantee may be a little too much.  Brandon Vera made $70,000 for his loss to Ben Rothwell but its unlikely Vera will be let go.

4 Responses to “UFC 164 salaries: Heavyweights top payroll”

  1. aintitthetruth on October 11th, 2013 9:25 PM

    Chump change all around. a boxer with mirs credentials would be making more money than he could count.

  2. BrainSmasher on October 12th, 2013 3:08 PM

    you are full of it, too! Mir is 1 or 2 loses from retirement.

  3. aintitthetruth on October 12th, 2013 4:18 PM

    Retire? You mean get a different job.

  4. Tops of on October 13th, 2013 5:17 AM

    Small time pay

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