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Chris Lytle, Donald Cerrone top list of UFC Live 5 salaries

Fan-favorites Chris Lytle and Donald Cerrone were the only two fighters to crack the six-figure mark last weekend at UFC Live 5 thanks in large part to event-specific bonuses resulting from a pair of extremely impressive performances at the event.

According to Wisconsin’s Dept. of Safety and Professional Services, Lytle was the show’s top earner after making $200,000 for his career-capping defeat of Dan Hardy in Sunday evening’s main event. Lytle’s base salary for his memorable finish was $35,000 but the sum ultimately received a major boost due to an attached win bonus and dual awards for “Fight of the Night” and “Submission of the Night” (each worth $65,000).

Meanwhile, Cerrone received $44,000 for his first frame TKO victory against Brazilian youngster Charles Oliveira plus another $65,000 for “Knockout of the Night”.

Other notable payouts include $52,000 for Ed Herman and $43,000 for Joseph Benavidez for their successful showings in Milwaukee.

Read below for a full list of UFC Live 5 salaries minus any undisclosed bonuses or sponsorship money:

Edwin Figueroa: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Jason Reinhardt: $6,000
Jacob Volkmann: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Danny Castillo: $17,000
Cole Miler: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. T.J. O’Brien: $6,000
Jim Hettes: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Alex Caceres: $8,000
Ronny Markes: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Karlos Vemola: $10,000
Ed Herman: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Noke: $8,000
Joseph Benavidez: $43,000 (includes $21,500 win bonus) def. Eddie Wineland: $10,000
Jared Hamman: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. C.B. Dollaway: $20,000
Duane Ludwig: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Amir Sadollah: $20,000
Donald Cerrone: $109,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus, $65,000 “Knockout of the Night”) def. Charles Oliveira: $12,000
Ben Henderson: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Jim Miller: $35,000
Chris Lytle: $200,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus, $65,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus, $65,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus) def. Dan Hardy: $90,000 (includes $65,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)

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2 COMMENTS
  • fitfreak says:

    Why are Benavidez and Cerrone being paid more than Henderson?? They’re all WEC guys, but Henderson is the former champ with wins over Cerrone. Hopefully he’ll get a better contract after that last performance.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Dan hardy should get no bonus and should not be that much overpaid.

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