Undefeated UFC light heavyweight standout Phil Davis cemented his position among the division’s elite by winning a unanimous decision against veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Anthony Johnson did the same in the welterweight class, dominating former UFC title challenger Dan Hardy.
UFC Fight Night 24 took place Saturday, March 26, at Key Arena in Seattle.
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.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 24 MAIN CARD FIGHTERS
-Phil Davis: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $90,000
-Anthony Johnson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Dan Hardy: $25,000
-Amir Sadollah: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. DaMarques Johnson: $14,000
-Chan Sung Jung: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Leonard Garcia: $18,000
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 24 PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS
-Mike Russow: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Jon Madsen: $10,000
-Mackens Semerzier: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Alex Caceres: $8,000
-John Hathaway: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Kris McCray: $10,000
-Michael McDonald: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Edwin Figueroa: $6,000
-Christian Morecraft: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Sean McCorkle: $10,000
-Johny Hendricks: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus) def. TJ Waldburger: $8,000
-Aaron Simpson: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Mario Miranda: $10,000
-Nik Lentz: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Waylon Lowe: $12,000
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 24 DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $537,000