UFC 163 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

UFC 163 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

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UFC 163 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate


Jose Aldo & team celebrate UFC 163 win - Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports
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He may have broken his foot, but UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo didn’t leave UFC 163 broke.  The champ was the highest paid performer last night in Brazil.

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 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).

Attendance: 13,873
Gate: N/A


Jose Aldo: $260,000 ($130,000 to show, $130,000 win bonus)

Lyoto Machida: $200,000

Anthony Perosh: $74,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Sergio Moraes: $70,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

Ian McCall: $68,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Phil Davis: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus)

Iliarde Santos: $56,000 ($6,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Rani Yahya: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus)

Cezar Ferreira: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus)

Vinny Magalhaes: $22,000

Thales Leites: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Chan Sung Jung: $20,000

John Lineker: $18,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, fined $2,000 for missing weight)

Tom Watson: $14,000

Amanda Nunes: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

Francimar Barroso: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

Viscardi Andrade: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

Neil Magny: $8,000

Bristol Marunde: $8,000

Jose Maria Tome: $8,000 ($6,000 to show, $2,000 from opponent for missing weight)

Thiago Santos: $8,000

Sheila Gaff: $6,000

Josh Clopton: $6,000

Ednaldo Oliveira: $6,000



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