UFC 102 fighter salaries and paydays for 'Couture vsNogueira'

The official fighter purses for those who competed at UFC 102: "Couture vs. Nogueira" this past Saturday night (August 29) from the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon, were released earlier today and come courtesy of MMAWeekly.

Two former champions — Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira — were the big winners of the night, taking home a combined $650,000. Not too shabby considering they also tacked on another 60 grand with their sensational "Fight of the Night" performance.

Former number one heavyweight contender Gabriel Gonzaga was the only other competitor to break six figures (along with breaking the sack of C-Tuch). "Napao" raked in $120,000 for his nut-cracking win.

Thiago Silva, Brandon Vera and Nate Marquardt also made off with boku bucks following their winning performances.

Here is the complete list of UFC 102 payouts:

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira -- $400,000 ($250,000 to show, $150,000 to win)
Randy Couture -- $250,000
Nogueira defeated Couture via unanimous decision

Thiago Silva -- $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 to win)
Keith Jardine -- $55,000
Silva defeated Jardine via technical knockout (strikes)

Jake Rosholt -- $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win)
Chris Leben -- $30,000
Rosholt defeated Leben via submission (arm-triangle choke)

Nate Marquardt -- $80,000 ($40,000 to show, $40,000 to win)
Demian Maia -- $28,000
Marquardt defeated Maia via knockout (punch)

Brandon Vera -- $70,000 ($35,000 to show, $35,000 to win)
Krzystzof Soszynski -- $8,000
Vera defeated Soszynski via unanimous decision

Aaron Simpson -- $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 to win)
Ed Herman -- $24,000
Simpson defeated Herman via technical knockout (knee injury)

Gabriel Gonzaga -- $120,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 to win)
Chris Tuchscherer -- $10,000
Gonzaga defeated Tuchscherer via technical knockout (strikes)

Mike Russow -- $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Justin McCully -- $15,000
Russow defeated McCully via unanimous decision

Todd Duffee -- $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Tim Hague ($7,000)
Duffee defeated Hague via knockout (punches)

Mark Munoz -- $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Nick Catone -- $5,000
Munoz defeated Catone via split decision

Evan Dunham -- $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
Marcus Aurelio -- $13,000
Dunham defeated Aurelio via split 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 102 go here.

The total base fighter payroll for the blockbuster pay-per-view (PPV) event, which attracted an official crowd of 16,088 attendees and a solid gate of $1.92 million, was $1,285,000.

For complete results and coverage of "Couture vs. Nogueira" click here and here.

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