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UFC 98 Salaries: Evans, Hughes, Machida Top Earners

Rashad Evans Knocked Out by Lyoto Machida at UFC 98Headliners Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida and co-main event fighters Matt Hughes and Matt Serra were the top earners at UFC 98 on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Evans, the former UFC light heavyweight champion who was defeated via second-round knockout by Machida, earned $200,000 for the bout. Machida received $140,000 for his main event victory.

Rivals Matt Hughes and Matt Serra took home $200,000 and $75,000 respectively for their matchup, which Hughes won by unanimous decision.

The official salaries for UFC 98, as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, were:

  • Lyoto Machida ($140,000 – includes $70,000 win bonus) def. Rashad Evans ($200,000)
  • Matt Hughes ($200,000 – $100,000 win bonus) def. Matt Serra ($75,000)
  • Drew McFedries ($34,000 – $17,000 win bonus) def. Xavier Foupa-Pokam ($6,000)
  • Chael Sonnen ($50,000 – $25,000 win bonus) def. Dan Miller ($15,000)
  • Frankie Edgar ($40,000 – $20,000 win bonus) def. Sean Sherk ($40,000)
  • Brock Larson ($42,000 – $21,000 win bonus) def. Mike Pyle ($15,000)
  • Tim Hague ($10,000 – $5,000 win bonus) def. Pat Barry ($7,000)
  • Kyle Bradley ($8,000 – $4,000 win bonus) def. Phillipe Nover ($10,000)
  • Krzysztof Soszynski ($16,000 – $8,000 win bonus) def. Andre Gusmao ($5,000)
  • Yoshiyuki Yoshida ($16,000 – $8,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Wolff ($3,000)
  • George Roop ($16,000 – $8,000 win bonus) def. David Kaplan ($8,000)

In addition to the above salaries, Machida, Hughes, Serra, and Larson each took home $60,000 fight night bonuses.

[Pictured: Rashad Evans knocked out by Lyoto Machida at UFC 98]

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