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UFC 139 Fighter Payouts and Salaries With Bonuses: Despite Loss, Cung Le Earns Highest With $350,000

(from ufc.com)

Fighter Salaries for Main Fight Card:

  • Dan Henderson: $250,000 (no win bonus)
  • Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua: $165,000
  • Wanderlei Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
  • Cung Le: $350,000
  • Urijah Faber: $64,000 ($32k + $32k)
  • Brian Bowles: $19,000
  • Martin Kampmann: $58,000 ($29k + $29k)
  • Rick Story: $19,000
  • Stephan Bonnar: $68,000 ($34k + $34k)
  • Kyle Kingsbury: $10,000

Fighter Salaries for Preliminary Fight Card:

  • Ryan Bader: $48,000 ($24k + $24k)
  • Jason Brilz: $13,000
  • Michael McDonald: $14,000 ($7k + $7k)
  • Alex Soto: $6,000
  • Chris Weidman: $24,000 ($12k + $12k)
  • Tom Lawlor: $12,000
  • Gleison Tibau: $34,000 ($17k + $17k)
  • Rafael Dos Anjos: $16,000
  • Miguel Torres: $60,000 ($30k + $30k)
  • Nick Pace: $4,000
  • Seth Baczynski: $16,000 ($8k + $8k)
  • Matt Brown: $12,000
  • Danny Castillo: $34,000 ($17k + $17k)
  • Shamar Bailey: $8,000
***As a bonus, fighter salaries are doubled for winning the bout.***
Extra Bonuses:
  • Fight of the Night : Dan Henderson and Mauricio Shogun main event, Henderson defeated Shogun via a Unanimous Decision; Also Wanderlei Silva and Cung Le co-main event, Silva defeated Le via TKO
  • Knockout of the Night : Michael McDonald, McDonald defeated Alex Soto via KO – Round 1, in just 56 seconds
  • Submission of the Night : Urijah Faber, Faber submitted Brian Bowles via Guillotine Choke – Round 2, 1:27

UFC 139 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $1,924,000 (including all bonuses)

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