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Official UFC 79 Fighter Salaries

Georges St. Pierre (defeated Matt Hughes)

  • $160,000 total salary
    • $80,000 to show
    • $80,000 win bonus

Matt Hughes (defeated by Georges St. Pierre)

  • $100,000 total salary
    • $100,000 to show
    • Win bonus would have been $100,000

Chuck Liddell (defeated Wanderlei Silva)

  • $500,000 total salary
    • $500,000 to show
    • No win bonus

Wanderlei Silva (defeated by Chuck Liddell)

  • $150,000 total salary
    • $150,000 to show
    • No win bonus

Eddie Sanchez (defeated Soa Palelei)

  • $46,000 total salary
    • $23,000 to show
    • $23,000 win bonus

Soa Palelei (defeated by Eddie Sanchez)

  • $5,000 total salary
    • $5,000 to show
    • Win bonus would have been $5,000

Lyoto Machida (defeated Rameau Sokoudjou)

  • $60,000 total salary
    • $30,000 to show
    • $30,000 win bonus

Rameau Sokoudjou (defeated by Lyoto Machida)

  • $40,000 total salary
    • $40,000 to show
    • Win bonus would have been $40,000

Rich Clementi (defeated Melvin Guillard)

  • $28,000 total salary
    • $14,000 to show
    • $14,000 win bonus

Melvin Guillard (defeated by Rich Clementi)

  • $10,000 total salary
    • $10,000 to show
    • Win bonus would have been $10,000

James Irvin (defeated Luis Cane)

  • $16,000 total salary
    • $8,000 to show
    • $8,000 win bonus

Luis Cane (defeated by James Irvin)

  • $5,000 total salary
    • $5,000 to show
    • Win bonus would have been $5,000

Manny Gamburyan (defeated Nate Mohr)

  • $20,000 total salary
    • $10,000 to show
    • $10,000 win bonus

Nate Mohr (defeated by Manny Gamburyan)

  • $6,000 total salary
    • $6,000 to show
    • Win bonus would have been $6,000

Dean Lister (defeated Jordan Radev)

  • $22,000 total salary
    • $11,000 to show
    • $11,000 win bonus

Jordan Radev (defeated by Dean Lister)

  • $5,000 total salary
    • $5,000 to show
    • Win bonus would have been $5,000

Roan Carneiro (defeated Tony DeSouza)

  • $10,000 total salary
    • $5,000 to show
    • $5,000 win bonus

Tony DeSouza (defeated by Roan Carneiro)

  • $7,000 total salary
    • $7,000 to show
    • Win bonus would have been $7,000

Mark Bocek (defeated Doug Evans)

  • $6,000 total salary
    • $3,000 to show
    • $3,000 win bonus

Doug Evans (defeated by Mark Bocek)

  • $3,000 total salary
    • $3,000 to show
    • Win bonus would have been $3,000

Total disclosed payroll: $1,199,000

Note: The above figures do not include sponsor payments, fees, taxes, or bonuses. Chuck Liddell (Fight of the Night), Wanderlei Silva (Fight of the Night), Georges St. Pierre (Submission of the Night), and Eddie Sanchez (Knockout of the Night) all received an additional $50,000 in bonus money in addition the salaries reported above.

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