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UFC on Fox: Johnson vs Bader Fighter Salaries, Reebok $$, Attendance & Gate
NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 30: Anthony Johnson of the United States celebrates his win by TKO against Ryan Bader (not pictured) of the United States in the first round of their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on January 30, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ – JANUARY 30: Anthony Johnson of the United States celebrates his win by TKO against Ryan Bader (not pictured) of the United States in the first round of their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on January 30, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

 

Rumble Johnson made quick work of Ryan Bader last night in New Jersey, then walked away with a big cheque as the top earner at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs Bader.

Before we go any further, we should note that the New Jersey fight commission 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 (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 26 fighters that traded blows at the event (but please remember – this is only an estimate, not official info).

 

Attendance: 10,555
Gate: $818,000

 

Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson: $315,000 ($125,000 to show, $125,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $15,000 Reebok sponsorship)*

Josh Barnett: $190,000 ($180,000 to show, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Ben Rothwell: $175,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Jake Ellenberger: $90,000 ($75,000 to show, $15,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Rafael Natal: $86,000 ($38,000 to show, $38,000 win bonus, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Iuri Alcantara: $84,000 ($24,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Jimmie Rivera: $76,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Ryan Bader: $74,000 ($59,000 to show, $15,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Tarec Saffiedine: $52,000 ($23,500 to show, $23,500 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Alex Caceres: $48,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 win bonus, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Sage Northcutt: $44,500 ($42,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Wilson Reis: $33,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Carlos Diego Ferreira: $32,500 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Dustin Ortiz: $27,000 ($22,000 to show, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Alexander Yakovlev: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Bryan Barberena: $22,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Randy Brown: $22,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

George Sullivan: $19,500 ($17,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Kevin Casey: $17,500 ($15,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier: $16,500 ($14,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Masio Fullen: $14,500 ($12,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Levan Makashvili: $14,500 ($12,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Matt Dwyer: $12,500 ($10,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Damon Jackson: $12,500 ($10,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Tony Martin: $12,500 ($10,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Felipe Oliveira: $12,500 ($10,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

 

 

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