The UFC’s first fight card for 2014 (and first ever in Singapore) is in the books, and Tarec Saffiedine was the big winner. The former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion won the main event, took home the Fight of the Night bonus, and walked away with the biggest payday.
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 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 – we’ll update figures for all the fighters once we get more info).
Tarec Saffiedine: $93,000 ($21,500 to show, $21,500 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Max Holloway: $78,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
Russell Doane: $66,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $50,000 Submission of the Night bonus)
Hyun Gyu Lim: $62,000 ($12,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Tatsuya Kawajiri: $44,000 ($27,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus)
Dustin Kimura: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Kiichi Kumimoto: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Kyung-Ho Kang: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Katsunori Kikuno: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Royston Wee: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Mairbek Taisumov: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Sean Soriano: $8,000
Luiz Dutra: $8,000
Shunichi Shimizu: $8,000
Will Chope: $8,000
Quinn Mulhern: $8,000
Dave Galera: $8,000
Tae Hyun Bang: $8,000
Jon Delos Reyes: $8,000
Leandro Issa: $7,500
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