UFC 79: Fighter salaries and bonuses

The following are the salaries earned by the fighters who competed at UFC 79: Nemesis.

  • Georges St. Pierre ($160,000) def. Matt Hughes($100,000)
  • Chuck Liddell ($500,000) def. Wanderlei Silva ($150,000)
  • Eddie Sanchez ($46,000) def. Soa Palelei ($5,000)
  • Ryoto Machida ($60,000) def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou ($40,000)
  • Rich Clementi ($28,000) def. Melvin Guillard($10,000)
  • James Irvin ($16,000) def. Luis Cane($5,000)
  • Manny Gamburyan ($20,000) def. Nate Mohr ($6,000)
  • Dean Lister ($22,000) def. Jordan Radev ($5,000)
  • Roan Carneiro ($10,000) def. Tony DeSouza ($7,000)
  • Mark Bocek ($6,000) def. Douglas Evans ($3,000)

Fight of the Night bonus of course went to Liddell and Silva who both received an additional $50,000 for their war.

Knockout of the Night and $50,000 bonus went to Eddie Sanchez for working the heavy bag (Palelei) for 2 and a half rounds before it was mercifully stopped.

Submission of the Night and it’s $50,000 bonus went to Georges St.Pierre for his arm bar victory over Matt Hughes… and rightfully so.

Usual Disclaimer: These salaries are just the reported base salaries that do not take into consideration “locker room bonuses” or sponsorship bonuses.

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