Georges St-Pierre and Rashad Evans earned the top disclosed paydays at this past weekend’s UFC 167 event.
MMAjunkie recently requested and today received the list of show and win purses from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
UFC 167 took place Nov. 16 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.
St-Pierre received a guaranteed $400,000 to fight Johny Hendricks, who received a guaranteed $50,000 in his first shot at a UFC title. St-Pierre earned a contentious split-decision win over Hendricks in a bout that UFC President Dana White insisted should have been given to the challenger.
In the co-main event, former light heavyweight champion Evans earned $250,000 for his win over Chael Sonnen, who banked $100,000 for his efforts.
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,641,000.
The full list of UFC 167 salaries included:
Georges St-Pierre: $400,000 (no win bonus)
def. Johny Hendricks: $50,000
Rashad Evans: $250,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
def. Chael Sonnen: $100,000
Robbie Lawler: $166,000 (includes $83,000 win bonus)
def. Rory MacDonald: $50,000
Tyron Woodley: $104,000 (includes $52,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Koscheck: $78,000
Ali Bagautinov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Elliott: $12,000
Donald Cerrone: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
def. Evan Dunham: $25,000
Thales Leites: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $40,000
Rick Story: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Ebersole: $18,000
Erik Perez: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Edwin Figueroa: $12,000
Jason High: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Lapsley: $8,000
Sergio Pettis: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Will Campuzano: $10,000
Gian Villante: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Donovan: $8,000
Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. Additionally, they don’t include any pay-per-view revenue some top fighters receive.
For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $50,000 UFC 167 bonuses to Woodley (“KO of the Night”), Cerrone (“Submission of the Night”), St-Pierre (“Fight of the Night”) and Hendricks (“Fight of the Night”).
In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.