The following is an excerpt from a new Canadian Press article written by Neil Davidson, which contains the fighter salary information from the UFC 64 “Unstoppable” pay-per view held on October 14th at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Notes: Rich Franklin earned just US $21,000 for his failed middleweight title defence Saturday, according to purse information released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Franklin missed out on a $21,000 win bonus. Successful Brazilian challenger Anderson Silva collected $50,000 for his night’s work. Sean Sherk won $22,000 for taking the lightweight crown while challenger Kenny Florian picked up $8,000. Welterweight Jon Fitch and lightweight Spencer Fisher, both winners on the night, each earned $20,000. Canadian middleweight Kalib Starnes, who lost to Yushin Okami, collected $5,000. Announced attendance and gate for the Las Vegas card was 10,863 and $2,314,000, according to the UFC. That’s separate from pay-per-view revenue, which the UFC does not release. Fighters’ purses totalled $209,000.