UFC 199 Fighter Salaries: Dan Henderson Pulls in $800,000 in Final Fight of Contract

June 6, 2016
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Michael Bisping realized his dream on Saturday night, winning the UFC middleweight championship by knocking out Luke Rockhold. It was a great moment for Bisping, but it didn’t put him atop of the UFC 199 fighter salaries.

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz defeated Urijah Faber in the night’s co-main event, but he didn’t receive the top payout either.

That distinction went to Dan Henderson, who was fighting the final bout of his current contract and defeated Hector Lombard with his patented H-Bomb.

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Dan Henderson-Strikeforce-Ohio-7964-750Henderson topped the disclosed fighter payroll with an $800,000 payday for his efforts, while Cruz was runner-up at $350,000. Bisping and Rockhold each netted $250,000 in the main event.

The California State Athletic Commission released the fighter salaries on Monday.

UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 took place on Saturday, June 4, at The Forum in Los Angeles.

UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 Fighter Salaries

  • Michael Bisping: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. Luke Rockhold: $250,000
  • Dominick Cruz: $350,000 (no win bonus) def. Urijah Faber: $160,000
  • Max Holloway: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus) def. Ricardo Lamas: $53,000
  • Dan Henderson: $800,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus) def. Hector Lombard: $53,000
  • Dustin Poirier: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus) def. Bobby Green: $24,000
  • Brian Ortega: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Clay Guida: $55,000
  • Beneil Dariush: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus) def. James Vick: $23,000
  • Jessica Andrade: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Jessica Penne: $20,000
  • Alex Caceres: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Cole Miller: $33,000
  • Sean Strickland: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Tom Breese: $19,000
  • Luis Henrique da Silva: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jonathan Wilson: $12,000
  • Kevin Casey: $15,000 vs. Elvis Mutapcic: $16,000
  • Polo Reyes: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim: $10,000

UFC 199 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $2,689,000

  • TheCerealKiller

    No so cheap anymore.

    I didn’t know that was the last fight on Dan’s contract. He’s bluffing about retiring, he wants another big payday!

    • Darin

      Hendo-Bisping 2. It’s obvious. Joe Silva would have to be crazy to miss this opportunity. Bisping gets an opportunity for revenge and Hendo gets the chance to retire on top.

  • Sean

    Ok before I continue reading I gotta stop and just say “he defeated lombard with his patented h-bomb” to the gentleman that wrote this article…….. You watched the fight right!?!? He threw a head kick which got caught and elbowed him in the head after. Then hit him with an elbow on the ground. It wasn’t a punch or “the h-bomb”

  • Pat Garret

    Dan deserve’s every penny

  • Yannick Messaoud

    He will sign with Bellator and make 10k per fight hahaha. That is a nice pay

  • Nelson Muntz

    Dan Henderson Vs Micheal Bisbing 2
    Make it happen Dana.
    Give a old Vet a shot.

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  • guest

    Dan shouldn’t fight anymore

    He deserves the same plush treatment that liddell and hughes got; to be on the company’s payroll for the rest of his life without lifting a finger. He has more than earned it..

  • jimmy777

    Dan Henderson: $800,000???? WTF???? REALLY????? He wasnt worth that in his prime

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