LESNAR TOPS UFC 116 FIGHTER PAYROLL

July 6, 2010
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin fighter salary information on Tuesday. The main event featured UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar in a title unification bout with interim champion Shane Carwin. The event took place on Saturday, July 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (such as pay-per-view bonuses), are not included in the figures below.

MAIN CARD FIGHTERS:

-Brock Lesnar: $400,000 (no win bonus) def. Shane Carwin: $40,000

-Chris Leben: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus) def. Yoshihiro Akiyama: $45,000

-Chris Lytle: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus) def. Matt Brown: $10,000

-Stephan Bonnar: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Krzysztof Soszynski: $10,000

-George Sotiropoulos: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Kurt Pellegrino: $25,000

PRELIMINARY CARD (SPIKE TV) FIGHTERS:

-Brendan Schaub: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Chris Tuchscherer: $12,000

-Ricardo Romero: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Seth Petruzelli: $10,000

PRELIMINARY CARD (NON-TELEVISED) FIGHTERS:

-Kendall Grove: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Goran Reljic: $5,000

-Gerald Harris: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. David Branch: $6,000

-Daniel Roberts: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Forrest Petz: $6,000

-Jon Madsen: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Karel Vemola: $8,000

UFC 116 DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $923,000

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