The official fighter purses for those who competed at UFC 115: "Liddell vs. Franklin" back on June 12 from the GM Place in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, were released earlier today by the Vancouver Athletic Commission (VAC).
As expected, main event participants and former UFC champions Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell ($500,000) and Rich Franklin ($140,000) were the big earners of the night -- though Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic ($150,000) managed to squeak past "Ace" for second place when he submitted Pat "HD" Barry ($11,000).
Also bringing in some decent coin was "Big" Ben Rothwell ($100,000) in his unanimous decision win over Gilbert "The Hurricane" Yvel ($30,000).
Former WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos "Natural Born Killer" Condit banked a respectable $50,000 by stopping Rory MacDonald ($8,000) in the last minute of their "Fight of the Night."
Here is the complete list of the UFC 115 payouts:
Rich Franklin: $140,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 to win)
Chuck Liddell: $500,000
Franklin def. Liddell via KO (punch)
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic: $150,000 ($75,000 to show, $75,000 to win)
Pat Barry: $11,000
Filipovic def. Barry via submission (rear naked choke)
Martin Kampmann: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Paulo Thiago: $18,000
Kampmann def. Thiago via unanimous decision
Ben Rothwell: $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Gilbert Yvel: $30,000
Rothwell def. Yvel via unanimous decision
Carlos Condit: $52,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 to win)
Rory MacDonald: $8,000
Condit def. MacDonald via TKO (strikes)
Evan Dunham: $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win)
Tyson Griffin: $28,000
Dunham def. Griffin via split decision
Matt Wiman: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)
Mac Danzig: $24,000
Wiman def. Danzig via submission (guillotine choke)
Mario Miranda: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
David Loiseau: $12,000
Miranda def. Loiseau via TKO (strikes)
James Wilks: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Peter Sobotta: $4,000
Wilks def. Sobatta via unanimous decision
Claude Patrick: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Ricardo Funch: $5,000
Patrick def. Funch via submission (guillotine choke)
Mike Pyle: $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 to win)
Jesse Lennox: $7,000
Pyle def. Lennox via submission (triangle 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 115 go here.