Nate Marquardt Tops UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson Payroll

John Lineker took a split-decision victory over John Dodson at UFC Fight Night 96 in Portland, but he didn’t top the fighter payroll. That honor went to Nate Marquardt.

Nate-Marquardt-UFC-UFN-704-478x270Marquardt, fighting in the fifty-third professional bout of his career, earned a $112,000 payday for his victory over Tamdan McCrory. Their bout headlined the UFC Fight Pass early prelims.

Lineker was next highest earner on the card at $72,000. That was after his payout was reduced by $8,000, which he forfeited to Dodson for failing to make weight.

Alex Oliveira and Hacran Dias also forfeited 20 percent of their show money for missing weight.

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UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson took place on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Moda Center in Portland, Ore.

UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs. Dodson Fighter Salaries

  • John Lineker: $72,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus) def. def. John Dodson: $38,000 (includes 8,000 from Lineker)
    (Lineker forfeited 20 percent of his $40,000 show money to Dodson for missing weight)
  • Alex Oliveira: $43,200 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Will Brooks: $57,800 (includes $4,800 from Oliveira)
    (Oliveira forfeited 20 percent of his $24,000 show money to Brooks for missing weight)
  • Zak Ottow: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Josh Burkman: $54,000
  • Brandon Moreno: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Louis Smolka: $32,000
  • Luis Henrique da Silva: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Joachim Christensen: $10,000
  • Andre Fili: $39,200 (includes $18,000 win bonus and $3,200 from Dias) def. Hacran Dias: $12,800
    (Dias forfeited 20 percent of his $16,000 show money to Fili for missing weight)
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Walt Harris: $12,000
  • Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Keita Nakamura: $19,000
  • Nate Marquardt: $112,000 (includes $56,000 win bonus) def. Tamdan McCrory: $15,000
  • Ion Cutelaba: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jonathan Wilson: $12,000
  • Curtis Blaydes: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Cody East: $10,000
  • Ketlen Vieira: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Kelly Faszholz: $10,000

UFC Fight Night 96 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $729,000

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