MMAWeekly has obtained the fighter salary information for UFC 70, which took place on April 21st in Manchester, England.
In the listings below, “Main Event Fighters” are defined as fighters who compete in the main event of a show. “Main Card Fighters” are defined as fighters are not in the main event bout, but whose matches are on the main card (regardless of whether or not those matches air in all countries).
“Preliminary Match Fighters” are defined as fighters whose matches take place before the live broadcast goes on the air, regardless of whether or not those matches end up airing on the PPV broadcast. As always, any PPV bonuses are not included in the figures below, nor are other bonuses such as Knockout of the Night or anything else other than the win bonuses.
In addition, next to each fighter’s name is the number of UFC fights that he has had, not counting fights that took place during Ultimate Fighter seasons because those fights are officially classified as exhibitions.
Main Event Fighters
-Mirko Cro Cop: $350,000 (2nd fight in UFC after 24 fights in Pride; lost to Gabriel Gonzaga)
-Gabriel Gonzaga: $60,000 (4th fight in UFC; defeated Mirko Cro Cop)
Main Card Fighters
-Andrei Arlovski: $160,000 (13th fight in UFC; defeated Fabricio Werdum)
-Fabricio Werdum: $80,000 (1st fight in UFC after 6 fights in Pride; lost to Andrei Arlovski)
-Ryoto Machida: $42,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated David Heath)
-Cheick Kongo: $40,000 (4th fight in UFC; defeated Assuerio Silva)
-Michael Bisping: $24,000 (3rd fight in UFC; defeated Elvis Sinosic)
-Elvis Sinosic: $8,000 (7th fight in UFC; lost to Michael Bisping)
-Assuerio Silva: $8,000 (3rd fight in UFC; lost to Cheick Kongo)
-David Heath: $6,000 (3rd fight in UFC; lost to Ryoto Machida)
Preliminary Match Fighters
-Alessio Sakara: $20,000 (4th fight in UFC; defeated Victor Valimaki)
-Terry Etim: $12,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Matt Grice)
-Paul Taylor: $8,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Edilberto de Oliveira)
-Junior Assuncao: $6,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated David Lee)
-Jess Liaudin: $6,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Dennis Siver)
-Edilberto de Oliveira: $4,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Paul Taylor)
-Victor Valimaki: $3,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Alessio Sakara)
-Matt Grice: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Terry Etim)
-Dennis Siver: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Jess Liaudin)
-David Lee: $2,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Junior Assuncao)
Combined Fighter Payroll: $845,000