UFC 180 Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate



We have a NEW heavyweight champion!  Sort of.  And he was last night’s top earner at UFC 180: Werdum vs Hunt.

Before we go any further, we should note that most international events 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 (and from future fights – we go back and update these numbers as more info becomes available).  So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 22 fighters that traded blows (including Ian McCall and John Lineker, who got paid their show money despite their fight being cancelled) 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: 21,000
Gate: N/A


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

Mark Hunt: $160,000

Kelvin Gastelum: $90,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Jake Ellenberger: $68,000

Henry Briones: $66,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Ricardo Lamas: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus)

Guido Canetti: $58,000 ($8,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Dennis Bermudez: $26,000

Augusto Montano: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Hector Urbina: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Yair Rodriguez: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

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

Jessica Eye: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Gabriel Benitez: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Marco Beltran: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Leslie Smith: $10,000

Chris Heatherly: $8,000

Edgar Garcia: $8,000

Leonardo Morales: $8,000

Jose Quinonez: $8,000

Humberto Brown: $8,000

Marlon Vera: $8,000



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