by MMAWeekly.com Staff
MMAWeekly has obtained the fighter salary information from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for UFC 100 featuring the heavyweight title unification bout between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir, as well as Georges St. Pierre’s welterweight title defense against Thiago Alves, which took place on Saturday, July 11, at Mandalay Bay 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.
Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters’ salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.
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 whose fights appear on the main card, but not in the main event. “Preliminary Card Fighters” are defined as fighters whose matches take place before the main card goes on the air, regardless of whether or not those matches end up airing on the TV or Internet broadcast.
MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS
-Brock Lesnar $400,000 (no win bonus) def. Frank Mir $45,000 (win bonus would have been $45,000)
-Georges St. Pierre $400,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus) def. Thiago Alves $60,000 (win bonus would have been $60,000)
MAIN CARD FIGHTERS
-Dan Henderson $250,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus) def. Michael Bisping $150,000 (win bonus would have been $100,000)
*Henderson also received a $100,000 bonus for Knockout of the Night
-Jon Fitch $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus) def. Paulo Thiago $8,000 (win bonus would have been $8,000)
-Yoshihiro Akiyama $60,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Alan Belcher $19,000 (win bonus would have been $19,000)
*Both fighters also received a $100,000 bonus for Fight of the Night
PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS
-Mark Coleman $100,000 ($50,000 win bonus) def. Stephan Bonnar $25,000 (win bonus would have been $25,000)
-Jim Miller $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus) def. Mac Danzig $20,000 (win bonus would have been $20,000)
-Jon Jones $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) def. Jake O’Brien $13,000 (win bonus would have been $13,000)
-Dong Hyun Kim $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus) def. T.J. Grant $5,000 (win bonus would have been $5,000)
-Tom Lawlor $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. C.B. Dollaway $14,000 (win bonus would have been $14,000)
*Lawlor also received a $100,000 bonus for Submission of the Night
-Shannon Gugerty $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Matt Grice $7,000 (win bonus would have been $7,000)
UFC 100 DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $1,790,000
UFC 100 AWARDS & BONUSES
(Each fighter was awarded $100,000)
Fight of the Night (first time that three bonuses were awarded):
-Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alan Belcher
Knockout of the Night:
Submission of the Night: