UFC 150 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate


donald cerrone middle finger
(Maybe with his big payday Mr. Cerrone can buy himself some manners)


It’s a pretty good gig if you are talented enough (and willing to put in the billion hours of work) to get it – 76 seconds in the Octagon last night for Cowboy Cerrone earned him $183,600.  And Jake Shields didn’t do so bad for himself, either – his $150,000 payday puts him among the top 10 earning fighters this year.

Before we go any further, we should note that the Colorado 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 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).

Pepsi Center – Denver, CO

Estimated Attendance: 15,008
Estimated Gate: $650,000

Donald Cerrone: $190,200 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 win bonus, $4,200 from Guillard for missing weight, $60,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $60,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Jake Shields: $150,000 ($75,000 to show, $75,000 win bonus)

Frankie Edgar: $120,000

Melvin Guillard: $93,600 ($42,000 to show, fined $8,400 missing weight, $60,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Yushin Okami: $84,000 ($42,000 to show, $42,000 win bonus)

Dennis Bermudez: $76,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $60,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

Benson Henderson: $72,000 ($36,000 to show, $36,000 win bonus)*

Nik Lentz: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus)

Ed Herman: $34,000

Max Holloway: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Erik Perez: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Michael Kuiper: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

Jared Hamman: $12,000

Chico Camos: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

Justin Lawrence: $8,000

Dustin Pague: $8,000

Buddy Roberts: $6,000

Eiji Mitsuoka: $6,000

Tommy Hayden: $6,000

Ken Stone: $5,000


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