LukeLayzieFlerin Posted August 16, 2010 Report Share Posted August 16, 2010 Headliner Anderson Silva ($200,000) and main-card winners Matt Hughes ($200,000) and Jon Fitch ($108,000) were the top earners at this month's UFC 117 event. MMAjunkie.com (http://www.mmajunkie.com) recently requested and today received the list of officially disclosed paydays from the California State Athletic Commission. The total disclosed payroll for the Aug. 7 event was $1.029 million. UFC 117 took place at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., and the main card aired live on pay-per-view. Silva scored a come-from-behind fifth-round submission victory to defend his middleweight belt against Chael Sonnen in the night's highly anticipated main event. Fitch edged fellow welterweight contender Thiago Alves in the co-headliner, and former 170-pound champ Hughes submitted Ricardo Almeida in a featured bout. The total paydays included: Anderson Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Chael Sonnen: $35,000 Jon Fitch: $108,000 (includes $54,000 win bonus) def. Thiago Alves: $60,000 Clay Guida: $56,000 ($28,000 win bonus) def. Rafael dos Anjos: $12,000 Matt Hughes: $200,000 ($100,000 win bonus) def. Ricardo Almeida: $35,000 Junior Dos Santos: $80,000 ($40,000 win bonus) def. Roy Nelson: $15,000 Rick Story: $22,000 ($11,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Hazelett: $18,000 Phil Davis: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus) def. Rodney Wallace: $6,000 Johny Hendricks: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. Charlie Brenneman: $8000 Tim Boetsch: $32,000 ($16,000 win bonus) def. Todd Brown: $6,000 Stefan Struve: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Christian Morecraft: $6,000 Dennis Hallman: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Ben Saunders: $12,000 Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter's income. They also do not include any other "locker room" or special bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. They also do not include portions of the PPV revenue that some top-level fighters receive. For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out $60,000 UFC 117 bonuses to Struve (Knockout of the Night), Silva and Hughes (Submissions of the Night), and Silva and Sonnen (Fights of the Night). Silva's double-bonus performance netted him an extra $120,000 in pay. In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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