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Randy Couture tops UFC 109 payouts

The conclusion of “UFC 109: Relentless” in Las Vegas has brought a disclosed payroll of approximately $1,184,000 in salaries and bonuses to the participants.

UFC light heavyweight contender and hall of famer Randy “The Natural” Couture lead the pack, taking home a $250K check from the UFC. Couture submitted fellow UFC hall of famer Mark Coleman in the night’s main event bout.

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt “The Terror” Serra followed closely behind with a $210K disclosed payout. Serra’s payout includes a $75K win bonus as well as a 60K “Knockout of the Night” bonus from a swift knockout of Frank Trigg.

Below is a full list of payouts from UFC 109 according to

Randy Couture: $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Mark Coleman: $60,000

Chael Sonnen: $124,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus and $60,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)
def. Nate Marquardt: $105,000 (includes $60,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)

Paulo Thiago: $90,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus and $60,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus)
def. Mike Swick: $43,000

Demian Maia: $62,000 ($31,000 win bonus)
def. Dan Miller: $15,000

Matt Serra: $210,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus and $60,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus)
def. Frank Trigg: $30,000

Mac Danzig: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Buchholz: $8,000

Melvin Guillard: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus)
def. Ronys Torres: $4,000

Rob Emerson: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
def. Phillipe Nover: $10,000

Phil Davis: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Stann: $17,000

Chris Tuchscherer: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Hague: $7000

Joey Beltran: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Rolles Gracie: $15,000

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