The official fighter purses for those who competed at UFC 114: "Rampage vs. Evans" this past Saturday night (May 29) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (via MMA Fighting).
As expected, main event participant and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans was the big earner of the night. "Suga" came away with a sweet $435,000 for his unanimous decision win over "Rampage" Jackson, who banked a not-too-shabby $250,000 in defeat.
Former Ultimate Fighter contestant/coach Michael Bisping also had a big night, pulling in $190,000 for his decision win over the venerable Dan Miller ($15,000). Not far behind him was the former PRIDE star Antonio Rogerio Nogueira ($120,000), who squeaked past Jason Brilz ($11,000) for a split decision victory.
Here is the complete list of UFC 114 payouts:
Rashad Evans -- $435,000 ($250,000 to show, $185,000 to win)
Quinton Jackson -- $250,000
Evans defeated Jackson via unanimous decision
Michael Bisping -- $190,000 ($175,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Dan Miller -- $15,000
Bisping defeated Miller via unanimous decision
Mike Russow -- $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Todd Duffee -- $12,000
Russow defeated Duffee via third round knockout
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira -- $120,000 ($80,000 to show, $40,000 to win)
Jason Brilz -- $11,000
Nogueira defeated Brilz via split decision
John Hathaway -- $22,000 ($11,000 to show, $11,000 to win)
Diego Sanchez -- $50,000
Hathaway defeated Sanchez via unanimous decision
Melvin Guillard -- $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 to win)
Waylon Lowe -- $6,000
Guillard defeated Lowe via first round knockout
Dong Hyun Kim -- $64,000 ($32,000 to show, $32,000 to win)
Amir Sadollah -- $15,000
Kim defeated Sadollah via unanimous decision
Efrain Escudero -- $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Dan Lauzon -- $15,000
Escudero defeated Lauzon via unanimous decision
Cyrille Diabate -- $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Luis Cane -- $19,000
Diabate defeated Cane via first round technical knockout
Aaron Riley -- $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Joe Brammer -- $5,000
Riley defeated Brammer via unanimous decision
Ryan Jensen -- $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Jesse Forbes -- $6,000
Jensen defeated Forbes via first round submission (guillotine choke)
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 114 go here.