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UFC 86 Salaries: Fighter Paydays And Bonuses

UFC 86 Fighter Salaries:

Forrest Griffin defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (via a unanimous decision):

  • Forrest Griffin earned $250,000 USD ($100,000 to show, $150,000 to win); Quinton “Rampage” Jackson earned $225,000 USD

Patrick Cote defeated Ricardo Almeida (via a split decision):

  • Patrick Cote earned $32,000 USD ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win); Ricardo Almeida earned $23,000 USD

Joe Stevenson defeated Gleison Tibau (via a guillotine choke submission):

  • Joe Stevenson earned $60,000 USD ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win); Gleison Tibau earned $11,000 USD

Josh Koscheck defeated Chris Lytle (via a unanimous decision):

  •  Josh Koscheck earned $70,000 USD ($35,000 to show, $35,000 to win); Chris Lytle earned $14,000 USD

Tyson Griffin defeated Marcus Aurelio (via a unanimous decision):

  • Tyson Griffin earned $40,000 USD ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win); Marcus Aurelio earned $40,000 USD

Gabriel Gonzaga defeated Justin McCully (via a kimura submission):

  • Gabriel Gonzaga earned $100,000 USD ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win); Justin McCully earned $5,000 USD

Cole Miller defeated Jorge Gurgel (via a triangle choke submission):

  • Cole Miller earned $20,000 USD ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win); Jorge Gurgel earned $10,000 USD

Melvin Guillard defeated Dennis Siver (via TKO-strikes):

  • Melvin Guillard earned $20,000 USD ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win); Dennis Siver earned $7,000 USD

Justin Buchholz defeated Corey Hill (via a rear naked choke submission): 

  • Justin Buchholz earned $8,000 USD ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win); Corey Hill earned $8,000 USD

UFC 86 Bonuses were awarded to the following fighters:

  • “Fight of the Night” was given to Forrest Griffin and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson for their action-packed 25-minute bout. Each fighter received $60,000 USD.
  • “Knockout of the Night” was given to Melvin Guillard for his TKO win over Dennis Siver. Guillard also attained $60,000 USD for the knockout victory.
  • “Submission of the Night” was awarded to TUF 5 veteran Cole Miller who submitted Jorge Gurgel via a triangle choke. Miller was also given $60,000 USD for his performance.
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