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UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway Fighter Salaries


Lyoto Machida earned himself a real quick quarter million dollars last night in his native Brazil.  He was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway.

Before we go any further, we should note that most international events don’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 (and from future fights – we go back and update these numbers as more info becomes available).  So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 24 fighters that traded blows (including Ian McCall and John Lineker, who got paid their show money despite their fight being cancelled) at the event (but please remember – this is only an estimate, not official info, especially for any fighters that made their UFC debuts at the event).


Lyoto Machida: $250,000 ($200,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Renan Barao: $198,000 ($74,000 to show, $74,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Erick Silva: $94,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Vitor Miranda: $66,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

C.B. Dollaway: $32,000

Darren Elkins: $32,000

Patrick Cummins: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

Rashid Magomedov: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

Tim Means: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

Daniel Sarafian: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Leonardo Issa: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Igor Pokrajac: $17,000

Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Renato Carneiro: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Hacran Dias: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Antonio Carlos Junior: $15,000

Mitch Gagnon: $14,000

Elias Silverio: $14,000

Tom Niinimaki: $10,000

Ulka Sasaki: $10,000

Mike Rhodes: $8,000

Antonio dos Santos Jr. $8,000

Marcio Alexandre Jr.: $8,000

Jake Collier: $8,000