It wasn’t too long ago UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey lived in a cramped apartment, scraping by to make ends meet while pursuing her dreams in the cage. However, based on her highly successful campaign leading up to her debut last weekend at UFC 157, it looks like Rousey won’t have to worry about bills for awhile after making $90,000 for her win over Liz Carmouche.
Rousey finished Carmouche in the first round of their fight with an Armbar, maintaining her perfect record in the process as well as picking up the first female win in UFC history.
Salaries from the show were released this week by the California State Athletic Commission.
Though Rousey made more than most of her male counterparts, she wasn’t the evening’s highest paid player. Rather, that honor went to Dan Henderson who made $250,000 for his losing effort against Lyoto Machida with “The Dragon” receiving $200,000 respectively. Urijah Faber ($100,000) and Robbie Lawler ($105,000) also cracked the six-figure mark based on performance-based bonuses.
A full rundown of UFC 157 paydays can be found below:
Yuri Villefort: $6,700
Nah-Shon Burrell: $12,600* (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Jon Manley: $8,000
Neil Magny: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Brock Jardine: $8,000
Kenny Robertson: $66,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus, $50,000 Submission of the Night bonus)
Caros Fodor: $15,000
Sam Stout: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
Matt Grice: $58,000 (includes $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Dennis Bermudez: $70,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Anton Kuivanen: $8,000
Michael Chiesa: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Lavar Johnson: $29,000
Brendan Schaub: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Josh Koscheck: $78,000
Robbie Lawler: $155,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
Josh Neer: $16,000
Court McGee: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Ivan Menjivar: $17,000
Urijah Faber: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
Dan Henderson: $250,000
Lyoto Machida: $200,000
Liz Carmouche: $12,000
Ronda Rousey: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
* – Burrell was scheduled to make but was fined for missing weight with part of the money going to Villefort
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