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UFC 157 payouts and salaries: Dan Henderson rakes in quarter million payday in losing effort

UFC 157 is in the books and payouts and salaries are in the checkbooks. Here's a complete list of last Saturday night's earnings for all the fighters competing at the "Rousey vs. Carmouche" pay-per-view event in Anaheim.


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

Court McGee: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Josh Neer: $16,000
McGee def. Neer via unanimous decision

Robbie Lawler: $105,000 ($95,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Josh Koscheck: $78,000
Lawler def. Koscheck via knockout

Brendan Schaub: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
Lavar Johnson: $29,000
Schaub def. Johnson via unanimous decision

Michael Chiesa: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Anton Kuivanen: $8,000
Chiesa def. Kuivanen via submission

Dennis Bermudez: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Matt Grice: $8,000
Bermudez def. Grice via split decision

Sam Stout: $52,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 to win)
Caros Fodor: $15,000
Stout def. Fodor via split decision

Kenny Robertson: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Brock Jardine: $8,000
Robertson def. Jardine via submission

Neil Magny: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Jon Manley: $8,000
Magny def. Manley via unanimous decision

Nah-Shon Burrell: $12,600 ($5,600 to show, $7,000 to win)
Yuri Villefort: $6,700*
Burrell def. Villefort via unanimous decision

* 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.

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