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UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs Nelson Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate


Big knockout and big payday for Big Country.

Before we go any further, we should note that international events generally 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.  So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 16 fighters scheduled for the card (but please remember – this is only an estimate, not official info, especially for any fighters that made their UFC debuts at the event).

Attendance: 7,963
Gate: $1,800,000


Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: $250,000

Roy Nelson: $165,000 ($70,000 to show, $45,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Clay Guida: $138,000 ($44,000 to show, $44,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Ramsey Nijem: $82,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Tatsuya Kawajiri: $79,000 ($29,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Thales Leites: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus)

Ryan LaFlare: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

Jared Rosholt: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Rani Yahya: $20,000

Jim Alers: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

John Howard: $16,000

Beneil Dariush: $10,000

Trevor Smith: $10,000

Daniel Omielańczuk: $8,000

Alan Omer: $8,000

Johnny Bedford: $8,000