UFC 169 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

UFC 169 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

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UFC 169 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate



The Demolition Man did just that to Frank Mir last night at UFC 169, plus Alistair Overeem walked out of the cage with one of the biggest paychecks.

Before we go any further, we should note that the New Jersey 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 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  – we’ll update figures for all the fighters once we get more info).

Attendance: 14,308

Gate: $1,651,000



Jose Aldo: $280,000 ($140,000 to show, $140,000 win bonus)

Frank Mir: $200,000

Alistair Overeem: $150,000 ($100,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus)

Abel Trujillo: $149,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Renan Barao: $144,000 ($72,000 to show, $72,000 win bonus)

Urijah Faber: $100,000

Jamie Varner: $92,000 ($17,000 to show, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Chris Cariaso: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus)

John Makdessi: $28,000

Nick Catone: $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 win bonus)

Ricardo Lamas: $25,000

Al Iaquinta: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

Ali Bagautinov: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

Neil Magny: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Clint Hester: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Alan Patrick: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Rashid Magomedov: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

John Lineker: $14,000

Tom Watson: $14,000

Danny Martinez: $8,000

Kevin Lee: $8,000

Andy Enz: $8,000

Tony Martin: $8,000

Gasan Umalatov: $8,000


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