Despite UFC 115 taking place almost two weeks ago—on June 12 at GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia—B/R MMA has exclusively obtained the fighter's salary and bonus info from the Vancouver Athletic Commission.
The total attendance for the night was 17,669 with a gross gate of $4.2 million. The total fighter payout, including bonuses such as fight, knockout, and submission of the night, was $1.6 million.
Main event fighter Chuck Liddell was the top earner at UFC 115. Liddell took home $500,000 for what was likely the last fight of his career after being knocked out by Rich Franklin at 4:55 of the first round. Franklin earned $225,000 ($70,000 of which was a win bonus, and $85,000 for knockout of the night).
The other big winners on the night were Mirko Cro Cop ($235,000), Carlos Condit ($137,000), and Ben Rothwell ($100,000).
Here is the total salary and bonus info for UFC 115. Figures do not include other bonuses such as money from sponsors, or pay-per-view shares.
Rich Franklin: $ 225,000 (includes $85,000 knockout of the night and $70,000 win bonus)
def. Chuck Liddell: $500,000
Mirko Filipovic: $235,000 (includes $85,000 submission of the night and $75,000 win bonus)
def. Pat Barry: $11,000
Martin Kampman: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Paulo Thiago: $18,000
Ben Rothwell: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Gilbert Yvel: $30,000
Carlos Condit: $137,000 (includes $85,000 fight of the night and $26,000 win bonus)
def. Rory MacDonald: $93,000 (includes $85,000 fight of the night bonus)
Evan Dunham: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Tyson Griffin: $28,000
Matt Wiman: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Mac Danzig: $24,000
Mario Miranda: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. David Loiseau: $12,000
James Wilks: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Peter Sobotta: $4,000
Claude Patrick: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Ricardo Funch: $5,000
Mike Pyle: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Jesse Lennox: $7,000
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