UFC 161 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

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UFC 161 Fighter Salaries, Attendance &      Gate
(Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

Now that’s more like it for Suga.  Not only did Rashad Evans stop the first two-fight losing skid of his career by edging past Dan Henderson at last night’s UFC 161, he also walked away with the biggest payday.

Before we go any further, we should note that international events generally 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 (but please remember – this is only an estimate, not official info, especially for any fighters that made their UFC debuts at the event).

Attendance: 14,474
Gate: $3,150,000


Rashad Evans: $510,000 ($300,000 to show, $210,000 win bonus)

Dan Henderson: $250,000

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

James Krause: $112,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

Sam Stout: $80,000 ($30,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Shawn Jordan: $62,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Tyron Woodley: $52,000

Stipe Miocic: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus)

Yves Jabouin: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

Roy Nelson: $24,000

Pat Barry: $22,000

Sean Pierson: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Igor Pokrajac: $19,000

Roland Delorme: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Ryan Jimmo: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Alexis Davis: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

Mitch Clarke: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

Edwin Figueroa: $10,000

Kenny Robertson: $10,000

Dustin Pague: $8,000

Rosi Sexton: $6,000
John Maguire: $6,000



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