UFC Fight Night: Maia vs Shields Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

Jake Shields head kicks Demian Maia UFC Fight Night      Maia vs Shields

(Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports)

Jake Shields notched an impressive win last night, but his paycheck is even more impressive.  Shields is the top earner from UFC Fight Night: Maia vs Shields.

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 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 or for Rousimar Palhares, who surely is making more money at this point of his career).

Attendance: 6,621

Gate: N/A


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

Dong Hyun Kim: $150,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Raphael Assuncao: $100,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Thiago Silva: $96,250 ($55,000 to show, $55,000 win bonus, $13,750 fine for missing weight)

T.J. Dillashaw: $64,000 ($14,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Demian Maia: $64,000

Matt Hamill: $45,750 ($32,000 to show, $13,750 from Silva for missing weight)

Mike Pierce: $34,000

Fabio Maldonado: $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 win bonus)

Chris Cariaso: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

Yan Cabral: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Joey Beltran: $15,000

Rousimar Palhares: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 win bonus)

Igor Araujo: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

Alan Patrick: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

Ildemar Alcantara: $12,000

Erick Silva: $12,000

David Mitchell: $10,000

Iliarde Santos: $6,000

Garett Whiteley: $6,000

Hacran Dias: $6,000 (paid show money by UFC despite his fight being cancelled)


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