The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today released the official fighter purses for those who competed at UFC 100 this past Saturday night (July 11) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Two current champions — Brock Lesnar and Georges St. Pierre — were the big winners of the night, taking home an event-leading $400,000 apiece. Both fighters experienced similar results inside the Octagon — Lesnar was rewarded for pounding out Frank Mir in two rounds, while "Rush" went home a little richer after a five-round clinic on challenger Thiago Alves.
Dan "Hollywood" Henderson pocketed a cool $250,000 for his bone-crunching performance, which also earned him an extra $100,000 for "Knockout of the Night."
Here is the complete list of UFC 100 payouts:
Brock Lesnar — $400,000 (No win bonus)
Frank Mir — $45,000
Lesnar defeated Mir via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Georges St. Pierre — $400,000 ($200,000 to show, $200,000 to win)
Thiago Alves — $60,000
St. Pierre defeated Alves via unanimous decision
Dan Henderson — $250,000 ($100,000 to show, $150,000 to win)
Michael Bisping — $150,000
Henderson defeated Bisping via knockout (punch) in round two
Yoshihiro Akiyama — $60,000 ($40,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Alan Belcher — $19,000
Akiyama defeated Belcher via split decision
Mark Coleman — $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Stephan Bonnar — $25,000
Coleman defeated Bonnar via unanimous decision
Jim Miller — $22,000 ($11,000 to show, $11,000 to win)
Mac Danzig — $20,000
Miller defeated Danzig via unanimous decision
Jon Jones — $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 to win)
Jake O'Brien — $13,000
Jones defeated O'Brien via submission (guillotine choke) in round two
Dong Hyun Kim — $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 to win)
TJ Grant — $5,000
Kim defeated Grant via unanimous decision
Tom Lawlor — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
CB Dolloway — $14,000
Lawlor defeated Dolloway via submission (guillotine choke) in round one
Shannon Gugerty — $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Matt Grice — $7,000
Gugerty defeated Grice via submission (guillotine choke) in round one
Jon Fitch — $90,000 ($45,000 to show, $45,000 to win)
Paulo Thiago — $8,000
Fitch defeated Thiago via unanimous decision
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
For example, the UFC often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night," "Knockout of the Night" and "Submission of the Night." To check out these figures for UFC 100 go here.
The total base fighter payroll for the blockbuster pay-per-view (PPV) event, which attracted an unofficial crowd of nearly 11,000 attendees and the second-highest gate in UFC history with $5.1 million, was $1,790,000.