UFC 130 fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Rampage vs. Hamill" event this past Saturday night (May 28, 2011) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson split the top earnings spot with ex-heavyweight champ Frank Mir, as both fighters took home an event-leading $250,000 for their winning performances in "Sin City."
Preliminary card fighter Gleison Tibau was next in line with a $50,000 payday for choking out Rafaello Oliveira ($10,000), just a few thousand more than surging middleweight contender Brian Stann, who pocketed $46,000 for beating the brakes off Jorge Santiago ($36,000).
But that's not all.
Here is the complete list of UFC 130 payouts:
Quinton Jackson: $250,000 (no win bonus)
Matt Hamill: $32,000
Frank Mir: $250,000 ($125,000 to show, $125,000 to win)
Roy Nelson: $15,000
Brian Stann: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)
Jorge Santiago: $36,000
Gleison Tibau: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Rafaello Oliveira: $10,000
Michael McDonald: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Chris Cariaso: $4,000
The total disclosed payroll for the UFC 130 was $931,000.
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 "Rampage vs. Hamill" go here.
For complete UFC 130 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.