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UFC 102 Fighter Salaries: Nogueira and Couture Top Earners

Antonio Rodrigo NogueiraHeadliners Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Randy Couture were the top earners at Saturday’s UFC 102 event in Portland, according to figures released by the Oregon State Athletic Commission.

Nougiera, who defeated Couture by unanimous decision in the evening’s main event, earned $400,000 for the victory, while Couture received $250,000 in the loss.

The disclosed payroll for the pay-per-view event was $1,285,000.

The disclosed fighter salaries for UFC 102 were:

  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira ($400,000 – includes $150,000 bonus) def. Randy Couture ($250,000)
  • Thiago Silva ($58,000 – $29,000 win bonus) def. Keith Jardine ($55,000)
  • Jake Rosholt ($26,000 – $13,000 win bonus) def. Chris Leben ($30,000)
  • Nate Marquardt ($80,000 – $40,000 win bonus) def. Demian Maia ($28,000)
  • Brandon Vera ($70,0000 – $35,000 win bonus) def. Krzysztof Soszynski ($8,000)
  • Aaron Simpson ($18,000 – $9,000 win bonus) def. Ed Herman ($24,000)
  • Gabriel Gonzaga ($120,000 – $60,000 win bonus) def. Chris Tuchscherer ($10,000)
  • Mike Russow ($20,000 – $10,000 win bonus) def. Justin McCully ($15,000)
  • Todd Duffee ($10,000 – $5,000 win bonus) def. Tim Hague ($7,000)
  • Mark Munoz ($24,000 – $12,000 win bonus) def. Nick Catone ($5,000)
  • Evan Dunham ($14,000 – $7,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Aurelio ($13,000)

Remember, the salaries listed above are simply the figures the UFC is required to report to the OSAC, which exclude deductions for items such as taxes, licenses, and insurance, as well as additional payments, such as sponsorships, bonuses, and pay-per-view revenue.

For example, Nogueira and Couture, along with main card winners Nate Marquardt and Jake Rosholt, each took home an extra $60,000 “fight night” bonus for their performances on the card.

For more UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira coverage check out the MMAFrenzy.com UFC 102 section.

Pictured: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

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