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UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Mousasi Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

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If last night was Alistair Overeem’s swan song in the Octagon, he at least left a rich man.

Before we go any further, we should note that Connecticut doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights.  So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 18 fighters that traded blows at the event, plus Nik Lentz whose fight got cancelled but the UFC paid any how (but please remember – this is only an estimate, not official info, especially for any fighters that made their UFC debuts at the event  – we’ll update figures for all the fighters once we get more info).


Attendance: 4,086
Gate: $479,620


Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza: $205,000 ($115,000 to show, $40,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Gegard Mousasi: $175,000

Ben Rothwell: $162,000 ($56,000 to show, $56,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Joe Lauzon: $116,000 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Alistair Overeem: $100,000

Michael Chiesa: $70,000 ($20,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Nik Lentz: $62,200 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 win bonus, $4,200 from opponent for missing weight) * UFC paid Lentz despite match being cancelled

Matt Mitrione: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus)

Rafael Natal: $52,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 win bonus)

John Moraga: $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 win bonus)

Al Iaquinta: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus)

Chris Camozzi: $23,000

Chas Skelly: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Chris Beal: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Derrick Lewis: $15,000

Justin Scoggins: $12,000

Rodrigo Damm: $12,000

Tateki Matsuda: $8,000

Sean Soriano: $8,000