With the UFC 100 prelims already underway and the main card just minutes from starting, the salaries for the main event fighters have been released as well as the bonus amounts for tonight’s show, according to a report by Yahoo.com’s Kevin Iole via his official Twitter account.
UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will take home a flat $400,000 paycheck for his efforts at UFC 100, making him the highest paid fighter on the card before anything even happens.
His opponent, interim champion Frank Mir, will earn $45,000 for his show money, and another $45,000 if he defeats Lesnar for the second time in his career.
UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has a chance to match Lesnar’s payout with a win, as he will earn $200,000 for the fight, and an extra $200,000 if he gets the title defense win.
Thiago Alves, taking his first shot at a UFC championship, will take home $60,000 as his show money and another $60,000 if he can unseat St. Pierre as the welterweight champion.
“Ultimate Fighter” season 9 coach Dan Henderson will make $100,000 to show and $150,000 if he wins, while his opponent and fellow coach, Michael Bisping, will earn $150,000 to show and $100,000 for a win.
Iole also announced on his Twitter page that UFC president Dana White confirmed that the bonuses for “Fight of the Night,” “Knockout of the Night,” and “Submission of the Night” will be $100,000 apiece, which is the biggest award the promotion has ever offered for a single bonus at an event.
Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com after UFC 100 closes for the fighters that will earn the $100,000 bonuses.