UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche salaries – Henderson tops the list at $250K

The California State Athletic Commission released the salaries for all combatants that took part in Saturday night’s UFC 157 event. The event took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and will go down in history as the first time women have fought inside the Octagon.

Co-Main event fighters Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida topped the payroll with Hendo bringing in $250,000 and Machida not too far behind at $200,000. Machida won the fight by split decision.

Main event fighter Ronda Rousey took home $90,000 for her victory over Liz Carmouche, with Carmouche bringing in $12,000.

Other notable fighters were Robbie Lawler who made $105,000 for his TKO victory over Josh Koscheck and Urijah Faber who brought in $100,000 for his quick work of Ivan Menjivar.

Check out the full list of fighter salaries below thanks to MMAJunkie.com. (Total disclosed payout $1,173,050)

Ronda Rousey: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. Liz Carmouche: $12,000

Lyoto Machida: $200,000 (no win bonus)
def. Dan Henderson: $250,000

Urijah Faber: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Ivan Menjivar: $17,000

Court McGee: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Neer: $16,000

Robbie Lawler: $105,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Koscheck: $78,000

Brendan Schaub: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Lavar Johnson: $29,000

Mike Chiesa: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Anton Kuivanen: $8,000

Dennis Bermudez: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Grice: $8,000

Sam Stout: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
def. Caros Fodor: $15,000

Kenny Robertson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Brock Jardine: $8,000

Neil Magny: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Manley: $8,000

Nah-Shon Burrell: $12,500 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Yuri Villefort: $6,550*

* Burrell missed weight and a percentage of his fight purse went to Villefort.

These numbers are the salaries that the organization has to give to the State Commissions. They do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and other fees. They also do not include “fight night” bonuses, sponsor pay or any other bonuses that the UFC often give their fighters.


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