UFC 138 Fighter Salaries

UFC 138 Fighter Salaries

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UFC 138 Fighter Salaries


It was good to be British at UFC 138 in Birmingham, England – at least financially.  While the English fighters on the card only went 4-4, three out of the top four money earners for the night were British.

Before we go any further, we should note that England’s athletic 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.  So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 20 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).  These numbers obviously also don’t include any PPV revenue, undisclosed bonuses and/or sponsorship money any of these fighters may have made.


Terry Etim: $90,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $70,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

Renan Barao: $86,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $70,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Che Mills:
$78,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 win bonus, $70,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Brad Pickett:
$76,000 ($6,000 to show, $70,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Mark Munoz: $72,000 ($36,000 to show, $36,000 win bonus)

Thiago Alves:
$66,000 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 win bonus)

Chris Leben:

Michihiro Omigawa: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Anthony Perosh:
$16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

John Maguire: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 win bonus)

Justin Edwards: $8,000

Philip De Fries: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 win bonus)

Chris Cope: $8,000

Chris Cariaso: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 win bonus)

Cyrille Diabate:

Jason Young:

Rob Broughton:

Papy Abedi:

Eddie Faaloloto:

Vaughan Lee:


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