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Full UFC 116 Fighter Salaries

The Nevada athletic commission recently released the UFC 116 payroll for not just the four headliners, but for the entire roster competing on the card.

The disclosed salaries are below, but as always, they are not complete as fighters have other sources of income including sponsorships and locker room bonuses, that are reported to the IRS, but not the media. That night specifically, which UFC president Dana White called the "greatest night of fights I've ever seen," should have an even wider discrepancy than usual.

"We're writing some [expletive] checks tonight. We're writing checks – more than what you heard here tonight," White told reporters following the event. "Guys are going to get very well taken care of tonight."

In addition to the reported salaries below, $75,000 post-fight bonuses each went to Gerald Harris (KO of the Night), Brock Lesnar (Submission of the Night), Stephan Bonnar (Fight of the Night), Krzysztof Soszynski (FOTN), Chris Leben (FOTN) and Yoshihiro Akiyama (FOTN).

Pay-Per-View Bouts
Brock Lesnar ($400,000+$0 win bonus=$400,000) def. Shane Carwin ($40,000)
Chris Leben ($43,000+$43,000=$86,000) def. Yoshihiro Akiyama ($45,000)
Chris Lytle ($26,000+$26,000=$52,000) def. Matt Brown ($10,000)
Stephan Bonnar ($25,00+$25,000=$50,000) def. Krzysztof Soszynski ($10,000)
George Sotiropoulos ($12,000+$12,000=$24,000) def. Kurt Pellegrino ($25,000)

Spike TV Bouts
Brendan Schaub ($10,000+$10,000=$20,000) def. Chris Tuchscherer ($12,000)
Ricardo Romero ($8,000+$8,000=$16,000) def. Seth Petruzelli ($10,000)

Preliminary Bouts
Kendall Grove ($25,000+$25,000=$50,000) def. Goran Reljic ($5,000)
Gerald Harris ($10,000+$10,000=$20,000) def. Dave Branch ($6,000)
Daniel Roberts ($6,000+$6,000=$12,000) def. Forrest Petz ($6,000)
Jon Madsen ($8,000+$8,000=$16,000) def. Karel Vemola ($8,000)

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