UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Mousasi Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate


Lyoto Machida kicks Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night
(Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports)

Lyoto Machida looks like he earned himself a middleweight title shot after his victory over Gegard Mousasi last night at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Mousasi.  Even better, The Dragon walked away the top earner of the night.

Before we go any further, we should note that most international athletic 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 24 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 Jacare Souza, whose Strikeforce purse info we are using for the time being – we’ll update figures for all the fighters once we get more info).

Attendance: 7,511

Gate: N/A


Lyoto Machida: $250,000 ($200,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Gegard Mousasi: $225,000 ($175,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza: $135,000 ($105,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus)

Charles Oliveira: $92,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performer of the Night bonus)

Erick Silva: $74,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performer of the Night bonus)

Iuri Alcantara: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus)
Francis Carmont: $30,000
Ildemar Alcantara: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)
Francisco Trinaldo: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Felipe Arantes: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Rodrigo Damm: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Maximo Blanco: $17,000

Nicholas Musoke: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Joe Proctor: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Zubaira Tukhugov: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Wilson Reis: $10,000

Takenori Sato: $8,000

Viscardi Andrade: $8,000

Andy Ogle: $8,000

Cristiano Marcello: $8,000

Ivan Jorge: $8,000

Jesse Ronson: $8,000

Albert Tumenov: $8,000

Douglas Silva de Andrade: $8,000


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