Wednesday, September 11, 2013

PAYDAY: UFC Fight Night 26 Salaries - Sonnen vs Shogun Payouts for 8/17/13


The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission has released (to the MMAjunkie) the following salary figures for UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs Sonnen, held Wednesday, August 17, 2013, at the TD Garden in Boston, MA.

The Netherlands' Alistair Overeem, the co-main event loser, was the top earner of the night with his $285,714.29 payout. Or 215,650 euros, which explains the coins.

NOTE: These salary amounts do not include any individual fighter endorsement earnings for this event, nor do they include any undisclosed bonuses which are commonly paid to fighters by Zuffa in private. Fighters pay out of pocket for training, licensing fees and related expenses. Fighters spend months training in preparation for these fights, so they are being paid for their work already completed in the gym, as well as their performance on fight night.

Chael Sonnen: $150,000 ($100K show + no win bonus + $50K SUB bonus)

-won by submission in 4 minutes and 47 seconds

Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua: $175,000

-lost by submission (guillotine choke) in 4 minutes and 47 seconds

Travis Browne: $98,000 ($24K show + $24K win bonus + $50K KO bonus)

-won by knockout in 4 minutes and 8 seconds

Alistair Overeem: $285,714

-lost by knockout (via front kick and punches) in 4 minutes and 8 seconds

Urijah Faber: $120,000 ($60K show + $60K win bonus)

-won by dominant 15-minute unanimous decision

Iuri Alcantara: $16,000

-lost by 15-minute unanimous decision

Matt Brown: $116,000 ($33K show + $33K win bonus + $50K KO bonus)

-won by 29-second knockout

Mike Pyle: $45,000

-lost by 29-second knockout (via punches)

John Howard: $28,000 ($14K show + $14K win bonus)

-won by 15-minute split decision

Uriah Hall: $10,000

-lost by 15-minute split decision

Michael Johnson: $36,000 ($18K show + $18K win bonus)

-won by dominant 15-minute unanimous decision

Joe Lauzon: $27,000

-lost by 15-minute unanimous decision

Michael McDonald: $130,000 ($15K show + $15K win bonus + $50K FOTN bonus + $50K SUB bonus)

-won by submission in 8 minutes and 43 seconds

Brad Pickett: $73,000 ($23K show + $50K FOTN bonus)

-lost by submission (triangle choke) in 8 minutes and 43 seconds

Conor McGregor: $24,000 ($12K show + $12K win bonus)

-won by dominant 15-minute unanimous decision

Max Holloway: $14,000

-lost by 15-minute unanimous decision

Steven Siler: $20,000 ($10K show + $10K win bonus)

-won by 50-second knockout

Mike Brown: $30,000

-lost by 50-second knockout (via punches)

Diego Brandao: $40,000 ($20K show + $20K win bonus)

-won by 15-minute unanimous decision

Daniel Pineda: $15,000

-lost by 15-minute unanimous decision

Manny Gamburyan: $40,000 ($20K show + $20K win bonus)

-won by 15-minute unanimous decision

Cole Miller: $26,000

-lost by 15-minute unanimous decision

Ovince St. Preux: $46,000 ($23K show + $23K win bonus)

-won by knockout in 2 minutes and 7 seconds

Cody Donovan: $8,000

-lost by knockout (via punches) in 2 minutes and 7 seconds

James Vick: $16,000 ($8K show + $8K win bonus)

-won by 58-second submission

Ramsey Nijem: $14,000

-lost by 58-second submission (guillotine choke)

TOP 10 OVERALL EARNERS

 1. Alistair Overeem ($285.7K)
 2. Mauricio Rua ($175K)
 3. Chael Sonnen ($150K)
 4. Michael McDonald ($130K)
 5. Urijah Faber ($120K)
 6. Matt Brown ($116K)
 7. Travis Browne ($98K)
 8. Brad Pickett ($73K)
 9. Ovince St. Preux ($46K)
10. Mike Pyle ($45K)

TOP 10 BASE SALARIES

 1. Alistair Overeem ($285.7K)
 2. Mauricio Rua ($175K)
 3. Chael Sonnen ($100K)
 4. Urijah Faber ($60K)
 5. Mike Pyle ($45K)
 6. Matt Brown ($33K)
 7. Mike Brown ($30K)
 8. Joe Lauzon ($27K)
 9. Cole Miller ($26K)
10. Brad Pickett ($23K)
10. Ovince St. Preux ($23K)

BOTTOM 5 OVERALL EARNERS

 1. Cody Donovan ($8K)
 2. Uriah Hall ($10K)
 3. Ramsey Nijem ($14K)
 4. Max Holloway ($14K)
 5. Daniel Pineda ($15K)

COST BY FIGHT

$285,762 - Travis "Hapa" Browne vs. Alistair "The Reem" Overeem

$275,000 - "The American Gangster" Chael P. Sonnen vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

$136,000 - Urijah "The California Kid" Faber vs. Iuri "Marajo" Alcantara

$111,000 - Matt "The Immortal" Brown vs. Mike "Quicksand" Pyle

$66,000 - Manvel "The Anvil" Gamburyan vs. Cole "Magrinho" Miller

$65,000 - Diego "DB" Brandao vs. Daniel "The Pit" Pineda

$63,000 - Michael "The Menace" Johnson vs. Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon

$54,000 - "OSP" Ovince Saint Preux vs. Cody "Donnybrook" Donovan

$53,000 - Michael "Mayday" McDonald vs. Brad "One Punch" Pickett

$50,000 - "Super" Steven Siler vs. Mike Thomas Brown

$38,000 - John "Doomsday" Howard vs. Uriah "Primetime" Hall

$38,000 - Conor "Notorious" McGregor vs. Max "Blessed" Holloway

$30,000 - James "The Texecutioner" Vick vs. Ramsey Nijem

OFFICIAL UFC BONUSES

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett ($50,000 each)

CO-KNOCKOUT OF THE NIGHT: Travis Browne ($50,000)

CO-KNOCKOUT OF THE NIGHT: Matt Brown ($50,000)

CO-SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT: Chael Sonnen ($50,000)

CO-SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT: Michael McDonald ($50,000)

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 26 BONUSES: Official FOTN, Knockout and Submission Awards

TOTAL DISCLOSED PAYROLL: $1,302,714.29 salaries + $300,000 bonuses

UFC drew 14,181 in attendance with 10,795 tickets sold (and 3,386 comped) for a $1,533,940 live gate.

According to these numbers, the average paid ticket price was around $142.


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