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UFC 109 Fighter Salaries: Couture and Serra Earn Top Payouts

Headlining hall of famer Randy Couture and former welterweight champ Matt Serra topped the $944,000 payroll for Saturday’s “UFC 109: Relentless,” according to official fighter salaries released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Couture earned a flat $250,000 for his second-round submission of Mark Coleman in the UFC 109 headliner, while Serra scored $150,000 for his first-round knockout of fellow veteran Frank Trigg. Other top earners included middleweight contender Chael Sonenn ($64,000), Demian Maia ($62,000), and Coleman ($60,000).

UFC 109 drew a crowd of 10,687 to the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for a $2.27 million live gate.

The official fighter salaries for UFC 109 were:

  • Randy Couture ($250,000 – no win bonus) def. Mark Coleman ($60,000)
  • Chael Sonnen ($64,000 – includes $32,000 win bonus) def. Nate Marquardt ($45,000)
  • Paulo Thiago ($30,000 – $15,000 win bonus) def. Mike Swick ($43,000)
  • Demian Maia ($62,000 – $31,000 win bonus) def. Dan Miller ($15,000)
  • Matt Serra ($150,000 – $75,000 win bonus) def. Frank Trigg ($30,000)
  • Mac Danzig ($40,000 – $20,000 win bonus) def. Justin Buchholz ($8,000)
  • Melvin Guillard ($28,000 – $14,000 win bonus) def. Ronys Torres ($4,000)
  • Rob Emerson ($24,000 – $12,000 win bonus) def. Phillipe Nover ($10,000)
  • Phil Davis ($10,000 – $5,000 win bonus) def. Brian Stann ($17,000)
  • Chris Tuchscherer ($20,000 – $10,000 win bonus) def. Tim Hague ($7,000)
  • Joey Beltran ($12,000 – $6,000 win bonus) def. Rolles Gracie ($15,000)

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, Sonnen, Marquardt, Thiago, and Serra each took home $60,000 “fight night” bonuses for their performances at UFC 109.

SEE ALSO: UFC 109 Results, UFC 109 Recap, UFC 109 Coverage

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