UFC 108 Salaries: Rashad Evans Blows Away the Competition


(Come on, Dan — how many times did we go over the inverted-Colemura escape in training? Photo courtesy of Sherdog.)

Not only did Rashad Evans’s $375,000 paycheck from UFC 108 eat up a hefty 36% of the event’s total disclosed payroll — $1,043,000, including end-of-night bonuses — Sugar was also the only fighter to earn six figures on Saturday night. Considering there were no other major UFC stars on the card due to The Curse of ’09, it makes sense; hopefully Evans bought at least one round at the afterparty. Full UFC 108 salary figures are below, courtesy of MMA Junkie:

Rashad Evans: $375,000 (includes $175,000 win bonus)
def. Thiago Silva: $55,000

Paul Daley: $84,200* (includes $18,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
def. Dustin Hazelett: $19,800*

Sam Stout: $74,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
def. Joe Lauzon: $62,000 (includes $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Jim Miller: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Duane “Bang” Ludwig: $12,000

Junior Dos Santos: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Gilbert Yvel: $30,000

Martin Kampmann: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. Jacob Volkmann: $6,000

Cole Miller: $74,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus, $50,000 Submission of the Night bonus)
def. Dan Lauzon: $15,000

Mark Munoz: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Ryan Jensen: $6,000

Jake Ellenberger: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Pyle: $17,000

Rafaello Oliveira: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. John Gunderson: $5,000

* Paul Daley was fined 10% of his to-show money for missing weight; the $1,800 went to his opponent, Dustin Hazelett.

Underpaid/Overpaid: Nobody, really. It’s surprising that Joe Lauzon still only makes $12,000 to show, and Paul Daley’s guaranteed money is a humble $18,000, but they both went home with $50k bonuses, and that’ll buy you a pretty nice hotel room burger party, so no harm done.