UFC 157 fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Rousey vs. Carmouche" pay-per-view (PPV) event this past Saturday night (Feb. 23, 2013) from the Honda Center in Anaheim were announced via Yahoo! Sports.
And the night's top earners shouldn't come as too much of a big surprise.
Former Strikeforce and Pride Light Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson raked in $250,000 for his unanimous decision loss to former UFC champ Lyoto Machida, who came in second on the night with $200,000.
Not quite "Anderson Silva money" but I'm sure he's happy.
Perhaps the biggest shocker on the payroll was returning welterweight Robbie Lawler, who rakes in $95,000 in guaranteed money plus a $10,000 win bonus after having his Strikeforce contract brought over after the promotion was dissolved.
Last but not least, former WEC champ Urijah Faber made $100,000 for his first round submission over Ivan Menjivar while UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey took home $90,000 in her main event victory over Liz Carmouche ($12,000).
That's not all.
Here are the complete UFC 157 payouts and salaries:
Ronda Rousey: $90,000 ($45,000 to show, $45,000 to win)
Liz Carmouche: $12,000
Rousey def. Carmouche via submission
Lyoto Machida: $200,000 (no win bonus)
Dan Henderson: $250,000
Machida def. Henderson via split decision
Urijah Faber: $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Ivan Menjivar: $17,000
Faber def. Menjivar via submission
Robbie Lawler: $105,000 ($95,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Josh Koscheck: $78,000
Lawler def. Koscheck via knockout
* Burrell missed weight and a percentage of his fight purse went to Villefort.
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" was $1,173,300.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments such as PPV bonuses, among others. 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 157 click here.
For complete UFC 157 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.