BROCK LESNAR ALREADY BIG WINNER AT THE BANK

July 2, 2010
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Brock Lesnar at UFC 116Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer on Friday released the fighter purses for Saturday’s UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin main and co-main events.

Not at all surprising is that Brock Lesnar is already the big winner at the bank. He has been a tremendous draw since he joined the ranks of the UFC, and did the same for the WWE when he was a professional wrestler on that company’s pay-per-views.

Returning after a year of inactivity due to health issues, Lesnar will receive a flat fee of $400,000 for the title unification bout with Shane Carwin at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Carwin, as has been reported, will receive $40,000 for fighting, and another $40,000 if he wins.

Lesnar currently holds the UFC heavyweight title, while Carwin defeated Frank Mir for the interim designation.

In the co-main event, Chris Leben returns after a two-week layoff to fill the gloves of an injured Wanderlei Silva against Yoshihiro Akiyama.

Leben gets a bump up from his $35,000 to show/$35,000 to win “Ultimate Fighter” finale performance to $43,000 to show and another $43,000 if he is able to defeat Akiyama.

Akiyama is slated to receive $45,000 for showing up with a win bonus of $25,000 if he beats Leben.

These numbers are the fighter purses required to be reported to the athletic commission. They do not include pay-per-view bonuses, performance bonuses, sponsorship monies, or other sources of income that fighters may or may not receive.

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