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UFC 108 Fight Salaries: Rashad Evans Earns $375K, Tops $843K Payroll

Rashad EvansHeadlining former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans took home an event-high $375,000 for his main event victory over Thiago Silva at Saturday’s UFC 108 event, according to official fighter salary figures released Monday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

UFC 108’s official payroll totaled $843,000 with other top earners including Junior dos Santos ($60,000), Silva ($55,000), and Martin Kampmann ($46,000)

The pay-per-view and Spike-televised event drew 13,255 fans to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, generating a live gate of $2 million.

The official salaries for UFC 108 were:

  • Rashad Evans ($375,000 – includes $175,000 win bonus) def. Thiago Silva ($55,000)
  • Paul Daley ($34,200 – $18,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Hazelett ($19,800)
  • Sam Stout ($24,000 – $12,000 win bonus) def. Joe Lauzon ($12,000)
  • Jim Miller ($30,000 – $15,000 win bonus) def. Duane Ludwig ($12,000)
  • Junior Dos Santos ($60,000 – $30,000 win bonus) def. Gilbert Yvel ($30,000)
  • Martin Kampmann ($46,000 – $23,000 win bonus) def. Jacob Volkmann ($6,000)
  • Cole Miller ($24,000 – $12,000 win bonus) def. Dan Lauzon ($15,000)
  • Mark Munoz ($32,000 – $16,000 win bonus) def. Ryan Jensen ($6,000)
  • Jake Ellenberger ($20,000 – $10,000 win bonus) def. Mike Pyle ($17,000)
  • Rafaello Oliveira ($20,000 – $10,000 win bonus) def. John Gunderson ($5,000)

In addition to the salaries listed above, which are simply those disclosed by the promotion to the athletic commission and not representative of a fighter’s total earnings, Stout, Lauzon, Daley, and Miller each took home additional $50,000 fight-night bonuses.

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