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UFC 96 Salaries: Jackson earns $385,000

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson led all fighters in salaries at UFC 96, bringing home $385,000 for his main event win over Keith Jardine.

Jackson was paid $225,000 to fight, $100,000 for the win bonus and another $60,000 for participating in the Fight of the Night.

Jardine walked away with $55,000 and the additional $60,000 for Fight of the Night.

The salaries below were the numbers the UFC reported to the Ohio Athletic Commission, and do not include other methods of income for the fighters such as sponsorships as well as additional undisclosed bonuses (but reported to the IRS) from the UFC.

Fighter Base Pay Win Bonus Total
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
$225,000
$100,00
$325,000*
Keith Jardine
$55,000
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$55,000*
Shane Carwin
$16,000
$16,000
$32,000
Gabriel Gonzaga
$60,000
---
$60,000
Matt Brown
$8,000
$8,000
$16,000
Pete Sell
$12,000
---
$12,000
Matt Hamill
$20,000
$20,000
$40,000*
Mark Munoz
$12,000
---
$12,000
Gray Maynard
$10,000
$10,000
$20,000
Jim Miller
$9,000
---
$9,000
Tamdan McCrory
$10,000
$10,000
$20,000
Ryan Madigan
$3,000
---
$3,000
Kendall Grove
$22,000
$22,000
$44,000
Jason Day
$5,000
---
$5,000
Jason Brilz
$5,000
$5,000
$10,000
Tim Boetsch
$12,000
---
$12,000
Brandon Vera
$30,000
$30,000
$60,000
Michael Patt
$5,000
---
$5,000
Shane Nelson
$8,000
$8,000
$16,000
Aaron Riley
$6,000
---
$6,000
Post-Fight Awards (Each winner received a $60,000 bonus in additional to the pay listed above.)

- Fights of the Night: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Keith Jardine
- Knockout of the Night: Matt Hamill