With his unanimous decision victory over Keith Jardine, the former UFC light heavyweight champion, Quinton Jackson was able to lead all fighters on Saturday night’s card with a salary of $325,000 which also happens to include a $100,000 win bonus.
Jardine got $55,000 for his efforts and had an opportunity to net another $55,000 if he could’ve beaten Jackson. Both main event fighters also won the “Fight of the Night” award which added another $60,000 to each fighter’s take home salaries.
Here are the salaries for the other fighters who competed at UFC 96 this past Saturday:
Shane Carwin $32,000 (includes win bonus of $16,000) def. Gabriel Gonzaga $60,000
Matt Brown $16,000 (includes win bonus of $8,000) def. Pete Sell $12,000
Matt Hamill $40,000+$60,000 for “Knockout of the Night” (includes win bonus of $20,000) def. Mark Munoz $12,000
Gray Maynard $20,000 (includes win bonus of $10,000) def. Jim Miller $9,000
Tamdan McCrory $20,000 (includes win bonus of $10,000) def. Ryan Madigan $3,000
Kendall Grove $44,000 (includes win bonus of $22,000) def. Jason Day $5,000
Jason Brilz $10,000 (includes win bonus of $5,000) def. Tim Boetsch $12,000
Brandon Vera $60,000 (includes win bonus of $30,000) def. Mike Patt $5,000
Shane Nelson $16,000 (includes win bonus of $8,000) def. Aaron Riley $6,000