Co-main-event winners Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Frank Mir were the top earners at this past weekend's UFC 130 event. The total payroll for the show was $931,000.
Both competitors earned disclosed paydays of $250,000. Jackson's was a flat rate while Mir earned $125,000 to show and an additional $125,000 as a win bonus.
) today requested and received the list of disclosed paydays from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
UFC 130 took place this past Saturday, May 28, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The night's main card aired on pay-per-view, and the preliminary card aired on Spike TV and streamed on Facebook.
The full payouts included:
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson: $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Matt Hamill: $32,000
Frank Mir: $250,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
def. Roy Nelson: $15,000
Travis Browne: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Stefan Struve: $21,000
Rick Story: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus)
def. Thiago Alves: $ 33,000
Brian Stann: $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus)
def. Jorge Santiago: $36,000
Demetrious Johnson: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Miguel Torres: $30,000
Tim Boetsch: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus)
def. Kendall Grove: $28,000
Gleison Tibau: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus)
def. Rafaello Oliveira: $10,000
Michael McDonald: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Cariaso: $4000
Renan Barao: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)
def. Cole Escovedo: $6,000
Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter's income. They also do not include any other "locker room" or special bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. They also do not include portions of the pay-per-view revenue that some top-level fighters receive.
For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $70,000 UFC 130 bonuses to Browne ("KO of the Night"), Tibau ("Submission of the Night"), and Stann and Santiago ("Fight of the Night").
In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.