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UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs Bisping Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

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Win, lose or draw, Michael Bisping pretty much is guaranteed to be the highest paid fighter on any card he appears on.  So, no surprise, he was the top earner at last night’s UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs Bisping.

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 22 fighters that traded blows 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).


Attendance: 9,904
Gate: $1,050,000


Michael Bisping: $250,000

Luke Rockhold: $150,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Robert Whittaker: $90,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Louis Smolka: $74,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Clint Hester: $60,000 ($10,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Ross Pearson: $40,000

Soa Palelei: $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 win bonus)

Al Iaquinta: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus)

Anthony Perosh: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus)

Jake Matthews: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Marcus Brimage: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Sam Alvey: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Chris Clements: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Daniel Kelly: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Guto Inocente: $10,000

Vik Grujic: $10,000

Luke Zachrich: $10,000

Dylan Andrews: $10,000

Richie Vaculik: $10,000

Walt Harris: $8,000

Vagner Rocha: $8,000

Jumabieke Tuerxun: $8,000