Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Dan Henderson received the highest officially released salary with $250,000 at Saturday's UFC 157 show in Anaheim, Calif., according to California State Athletic Commission records released to MMA Fighting.
Henderson, and his opponent Lyoto Machida, both received a base salary, with neither of them having a win bonus. Machida earned $200,000 for his base salary.
All other fighters on the show had the usual deals with a base pay and win bonus with the exception of Robbie Lawler, who was still working on the financial terms of his Strikeforce deal which was $95,000 base pay and a $10,000 win bonus.
Commission released figures do not include bonuses, which for pay-per-view headliners, are considerable.
Ronda Rousey, the UFC women's bantamweight champion received a listed $90,000, based on a $45,000 guarantee and a $45,000 win bonus. Opponent Liz Carmouche received $12,000. The figures in both cases are likely a small percentage of their actual earnings.
The complete listing from the show was:
Nah-Son Burrell $12,500 ($5,500 base pay; $7,000 win bonus)
Yuri Villefort $6,600
Neil Magny $16,000 ($8,000 base pay; $8,000 win bonus)
Jon Manley $8,000
Kenny Robertson $16,000 ($8,000 base pay; $8,000 win bonus)
Brock Jardine $8,000
Sam Stout $52,000 ($26,000 base pay; $26,000 win bonus)
Caros Fodor $15,000
Dennis Bermudez $20,000 ($10,000 base pay; $10,000 win bonus)
Matt Grice $8,000
Michael Chiesa $30,000 ($15,000 base pay; $15,000 win bonus)
Anton Kuivanen $8,000
Brendan Schaub $36,000 ($18,000 base pay; $18,000 win bonus)
Lavar Johnson $29,000
Robbie Lawler $105,000 ($95,000 base pay; $10,000 win bonus)
Josh Koscheck $78,000
Court McGee $40,000 ($20,000 base pay; $20,000 win bonus)
Josh Neer $16,000
Urijah Faber $100,000 ($50,000 base pay; $50,000 win bonus)
Ivan Menjivar $17,000
Lyoto Machida $200,000 (no win bonus)
Dan Henderson $250,000
Ronda Rousey $90,000 ($45,000 base pay; $45,000 win bonus)
Liz Carmouche $12,000
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