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UFC on Fox: Machida vs Rockhold Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate


Luke Rockhold might have totally beasted Lyoto Machida last night in New Jersey at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Rockhold, but The Dragon still left the event with as much money as AKA product.

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 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, or Luke Rockhold and Jacare Souza, who haven’t had many or any reported UFC purses).


Attendance: 13,306
Gate: $1,200,000


UFC on Fox: Machida vs Rockhold Fighter Salaries


Luke Rockhold: $200,000 ($75,000 to show, $75,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Lyoto Machida: $200,000

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza: $175,000 ($125,000 to show, 50,000 win bonus)

Max Holloway: $120,000 ($35,000 to show, $35,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Gian Villante: $104,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Ovince Saint Preux: $88,000 ($44,000 to show, $44,000 win bonus)

Corey Anderson: $65,000 ($15,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Jim Miller: $54,000

Diego Brandao: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $48,000 win bonus)

Beneil Dariush: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 win bonus)

Tim Means: $44,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 win bonus)

Cub Swanson: $44,000

Takeya Mizugaki: $32,000

Aljamain Sterling: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

Paige VanZant: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Chris Dempsey: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Jimy Hettes: $16,000

Eddie Gordon: $15,000

George Sullivan: $15,000

Patrick Cummins: $14,000

Felice Herrig: $10,000

Chris Camozzi: $8,000


About Jeff Fox

Jeff Fox is a veteran sportswriter with over a decade experience, mainly concentrating on mixed martial arts and basketball. He is the editor-in-chief of The MMA Manifesto.

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