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UFC 188 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

ufc 188: velasquez vs werdum fight card


He may no longer be the king of the heavyweight heap, but at least for one more night Cain Velasquez was the king of the payday.

Before we go any further, we should note that most international fighter commissions 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 22 fighters that traded blows at the event and Albert Tumenov who got paid his show money despite his fight being cancelled.  But please remember – this is only an estimate, not official info, especially for any fighters that made their UFC debuts at the event.


Attendance: 21,036
Gate: N/A


UFC 188 Fighter Salaries


Cain Velasquez: $400,000

Fabricio Werdum: $225,000 ($125,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Gilbert Melendez: $200,000

Eddie Alvarez: $100,000

Yair Rodriquez: $80,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Patrick Williams: $70,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Charles Rosa: $62,000 ($12,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Kelvin Gastelum: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus)

Nate Marquardt: $49,000

Henry Cejudo: $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 win bonus)

Johnny Case: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

Efrain Escudero: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

Gabriel Benitez: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Tecia Torres: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Cathal Pendred: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Alejandro Perez: $15,000

Chico Camus: $14,000

Albert Tumenov: $14,000 (UFC paid him his show money despite fight being cancelled)

Drew Dober: $13,000

Francisco Trevino: $12,000

Augusto Montano: $12,000

Angela Hill: $10,000

Clay Collard: $10,000


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