UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Stephens Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Stephens Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

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UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Stephens Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

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cub swanson & team pose after his victory against jeremy stephens
(Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

A perfect night in Texas for Cub Swanson – he got an important victory over Jeremy Stephens, won Fight of the Night, and ended up the highest paid fighter at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Stephens.

Before we go any further, we should note that the Texas 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 22 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: 9,227
Gate: $728,538

 

Cub Swanson: $134,000 ($42,000 to show, $42,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Jeremy Stephens: $90,000 ($40,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Carlos Diego Ferreira: $66,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Ray Borg: $66,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Ricardo Lamas: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus)

Cezar ‘Mutante’ Ferreira: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus)

Oleksiy Oliynyk: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 win bonus)

Kelvin Gastelum: $27,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus, fined $3,000 for missing weight)

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

Andrew Craig: $17,000

Joe Ellenberger: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Cody Gibson: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Marcelo Guimarães: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Colton Smith: $15,000

Nico Musoke: $13,000 ($10,000 to show, $3,000 from Gastelum for missing weight)

Hacran Dias: $8,000

Antonio Braga Neto: $8,000

James Moontasri: $8,000

Johnny Bedford: $8,000

Andy Enz: $8,000

Shane Howell: $8,000

Anthony Hamilton: $8,000

 

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