UFC 109 Salaries: Randy Couture Makes $250,000

The last six months have been very lucrative for Randy Couture. The UFC Hall of Famer has headlined three of the last eight numbered UFC events. At this past Saturday's UFC 109, Couture earned $250,000 for his fight against Mark Coleman, representing 26.5% of the entire 22-fighter payroll.

The next highest earner was former welterweight champion Matt Serra, who made $150,000 for his first-round knockout against Frank Trigg. Serra posted another $60,000 for Knockout of the Night.

Coleman, headlining his first UFC event since UFC 14 in July 1997, earned $60,000.

Please note the figures below were provided by the Nevada state athletic commission and do not represent a fighter's final earnings.

PPV
Randy Couture -- $250,000 def. Mark Coleman -- $60,000
Chael Sonnen -- $64,000 ($32,000 bonus) def. Nate Marquardt -- $45,000
Paulo Thiago -- $30,000 ($15,000 bonus) def. Mike Swick -- $43,000
Demian Maia -- $62,000 ($31,000 bonus) def. Dan Miller -- $15,000
Matt Serra -- $150,000 ($75,000 bonus) def. Frank Trigg -- $30,000

Spike TV
Mac Danzig -- $40,000 ($20,000 bonus) def. Justin Buchholz -- $8,000
Melvin Guillard -- $28,000 ($14,000 bonus) def. Ronys Torres -- $4,000

Prelims
Rob Emerson -- $24,000 ($12,000 bonus) def. Phillipe Nover -- $10,000
Phil Davis -- $10,000 ($5,000 bonus) def. Brian Stann -- $17,000
Chris Tuchscherer -- $20,000 ($10,000 bonus) def. Tim Hague -- $7000
Joey Beltran -- $12,000 ($6,000 bonus) def. Rolles Gracie -- $15,000

Post-Fight Bonuses: Chael Sonnen (Fight of the Night), Nate Marquardt (Fight of the Night), Paulo Thiago (Submission of the Night) and Matt Serra (Knockout of the Night) were each awarded a $60,000 bonus in addition to their respective salaries.

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