UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs McDonald Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs McDonald Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

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UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs McDonald Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate



The man known as Kong was certainly the king of UFC on Fuel: Barao vs McDonald – Tom Watson won his fight and walked away with a six-figure check.

Before we go any further, we should note that most international UFC events don’t have their fighter pay info released, 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 24 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. 

Wembley Arena
London, England

Attendance: 10,349
Gate: $1,300,000


Renan Barao: $186,000 ($68,000 to show, $68,000 win bonus, $50,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

Tom Watson: $124,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Danny Castillo: $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 win bonus)

Stanislav Nedkov: $58,000 ($8,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Cub Swanson: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus)

James Te Huna: $44,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 win bonus)

Jorge Santiago: $36,000

Matthew Riddle: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus)

Dustin Poirier: $20,000

Vaughan Lee: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Phil Harris: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Jimi Manuwa: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Gunnar Nelson: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Michael McDonald: $15,000

Josh Grispi: $15,000

Renee Forte: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

Terry Etim: $10,000

Paul Sass: $10,000

Che Mills: $8,000

Ulysses Gomez: $8,000

Ryan Jimmo: $8,000

Cyrille Diabate: $6,000

Andy Ogle: $6,000

Motonobu Tezuka: $6,000


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