The payout information from UFC 116 has recently been released in an email from the Nevada State Athletic Commission to B/R MMA.
Brock Lesnar was the top earner of the night. He took home $400,000 for his second round submission victory over Shane Carwin. Chris Leben ($86,000) and Chris Lytle ($52,000) were the other top earners.
The total payroll for UFC 116 as provided by the Nevada State Athletic Commission was $923,000. Though that does not include bonuses, endorsements, or any other type of bonus worked into a fighter's contract.
Bonuses of $75,000 were awarded to six fighters in addition to the payout information listed below. Gerald Harris won the knockout of the night bonus, while Brock Lesnar took home submission of the night honours.
The fight of the night bonus was awarded to two different fights. They were the Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztoff Soszynski and Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama fights.
Here is the full list of payout information from UFC 116:
Brock Lesnar: $400,000 (no win bonus)
def. Shane Carwin: $40,000
Chris Leben: $86,000 ($43,000 win bonus)
def. Yoshihiro Akiyama: $45,000
Chris Lytle: $52,000 ($26,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Brown: $10,000
Stephan Bonnar: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus)
def. Krzysztof Soszynski: $10,000
George Sotiropoulos: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
def. Kurt Pellegrino: $25,000
Brendan Schuab: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Tuchscherer: $12,000
Ricardo Romero: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Seth Petruzelli: $10,000
Kendall Grove: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus)
def. Goran Reljic: $5,000
Gerald Harris: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. David Branch: $6,000
Daniel Roberts: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Forrest Petz: $6,000
Jon Madsen: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Karlos Vemola: $8,000
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