UFC 96 fighter paydays and salaries for 'Jackson vs.Jardine'

MMAmania.com has received the fighter payouts for UFC 96: "Jackson vs. Jardine" from the Ohio Athletic Commission (OAC) for the event held on March 8 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Former light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson was the top earner, hauling in a $325,000 purse for outpointing Keith Jardine in the main event of the evening.

Heavyweight competitor Gabriel Gonzaga and light heavyweight Brandon Vera shared a spot for the next highest purse with $60,000. Gonzaga fell to surging goliath Shane Carwin while Vera kicked Michael Patt's legs into the fourth row.

Here are all the complete UFC 96 payouts:

Quinton Jackson -- $325,000 ($225,000 to show, $100,000 to win)
Keith Jardine -- $55,000
Quinton Jackson defeated Keith Jardine via unanimous decision

Shane Carwin -- $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Gabriel Gonzaga: $60,000
Shane Carwin defeated Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO (strikes)

Matt Brown -- $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Pete Sell -- $12,000
Matt Brown defeated Pete Sell via TKO (strikes)

Matt Hamill -- $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Mark Munoz -- $12,000
Matt Hamill defeated Mark Munoz via KO (head kick)

Gray Maynard -- $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Jim Miller -- $9,000
Gray Maynard defeated Jim Miller via unanimous decision

Tamdan McCrory -- $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Ryan Madigan -- $3,000
Tamdan McCrory defeated Ryan Madigan via submission (strikes)

Kendall Grove -- $44,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 to win)
Jason Day -- $5,000
Kendall Grove defeated Jason Day via TKO (strikes)

Jason Brilz -- $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Tim Boetsch -- $12,000
Jason Brilz defeated Tim Boetsch via unanimous decision

Brandon Vera -- $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Michael Patt -- $5,000
Brandon Vera defeated Michael Patt via TKO (leg kicks)

Shane Nelson -- $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Aaron Riley -- $6,000
Shane Nelson defeated Aaron Riley via TKO (strikes)

Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. For example, fighters receive bonuses for "Submission of the Night," "Fight of the Night," and others.

In fact, UFC President Dana White announced at the post-event press conference that Hamill earned a $60,000 bonus for his stoppage of Munoz. Jackson and Jardine each earned an extra $60,000 for their scrap. By the end of the night, no fighter had tapped, snapped or napped -- so no submission bonus was awarded.

The total base fighter payroll for the UFC 96 was $762,000. The 17,033 fans in attendance paid a collective $1.8 million to watch the festivities live.

For complete UFC 96 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here .

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