by MMAWeekly.com Staff The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission released the UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 fighter salary information on Thursday. The main event featured UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar defending his title in a rematch with former champion B.J. Penn. The event took place on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the TD Garden in Boston.
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:
-Frankie Edgar: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus) def. B.J. Penn: $150,000
-Randy Couture: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. James Toney: $500,000
-Demian Maia: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus) def. Mario Miranda: $8,000
-Gray Maynard: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Kenny Florian: $65,000
-Nate Diaz: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Davis: $31,000
PRELIMINARY CARD (NON-TELEVISED) FIGHTERS:
-Joe Lauzon: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Gabe Ruediger: $8,000
-Nik Lentz: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus) def. Andre Winner: $10,000
-Dan Miller: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. John Salter: $8,000
-Greg Soto: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Nick Osipczak: $10,000
-Mike Pierce: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Amilcar Alves: $6,000
UFC 118 DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $1,428,000