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Fighter Payout and Salaries For UFC 98: Evans and Hughes Earn Highest ($200K)

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Lyoto Machida defeated Rashad Evans via TKO (strikes) in Round 2:

  • Lyoto Machida earned $140,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 to win)
  • Rashad Evans earned $200,000

Matt Hughes defeated Matt Serra via a unanimous decision:

  • Matt Hughes earned $200,000 ($100,000 to show, $100,000 to win)
  • Matt Serra earned $75,000

Drew McFedries defeated Xavier Foupas-Pokam via TKO (strikes) in Round 1:

  • Drew McFedries earned $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
  • Xavier Foupas-Pokam earned $6,000

Chael Sonnen defeated Dan Miller via a unanimous decision:

  • Chael Sonnen earned $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
  • Dan Miller earned $15,000

Frankie Edgar defeated Sean Sherk via a unanimous decision:

  • Frank Edgar earned $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
  • Sean Sherk earned $40,000

Brock Larson defeated Mike Pyle via submission (arm triangle choke) in Round 1:

  • Brock Larson earned $42,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 to win)
  • Mike Pyle earned $15,000

Tim Hague defeated Pat Barry via submission (guillotine choke) in Round 1:

  • Tim Hague earned $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
  • Pat Barry earned $7,000

Kyle Bradley defeated Phillipe Nover via TKO (strikes) in Round 1:

  • Kyle Bradley earned $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
  • Phillipe Nover earned $10,000

Krzysztof Soszynski defeated Andre Gusmao via TKO (strikes) in Round 1:

  • Krzysztof Soszynski earned $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
  • Andre Gusmao earned $5,000

Yoshiyuki Yoshida defeated Brandon Wolff via submission (guillotine choke) in Round 1:

  • Yoshiyuki Yoshida earned $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
  • Brandon Wolff earned $3,000

George Roop defeated Dave Kaplan via a split decision:

  • George Roop earned $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
  • Dave Kaplan earned $8,000
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