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UFC 167 Salaries: GSP and Rashad Evans Earn the Biggest Paychecks


This past weekend’s UFC event saw Georges St-Pierre and Rashad Evans take home the biggest paydays of the night.

For defending his title at UFC 167, GSP received a base salary of $400,000, with no win bonus possibility.

Factoring in his $50,000 “Fight of the Night” award, the champ walked away with $450,000 before sponsorships, PPV deals, discretionary bonuses, and any deductions such as licenses and taxes.

The challenger Johny Hendricks, meanwhile, was paid $50,000 to fight, with an additional $50,000 for the aforementioned “Fight of the Night” bonus.

In the co-main event, Rashad Evans was the second highest paid fighter on the card. He won $250,000, including a $125,000 win bonus.

His opponent, Chael Sonnen, received $100,000.

Overall, the total disclosed payout for the event was $1,641,000.

The full list of salaries is as follows:

Georges St-Pierre: $400,000 (no win bonus)
def. Johny Hendricks: $50,000

Rashad Evans: $250,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
def. Chael Sonnen: $100,000

Robbie Lawler: $166,000 (includes $83,000 win bonus)
def. Rory MacDonald: $50,000

Tyron Woodley: $104,000 (includes $52,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Koscheck: $78,000

Ali Bagautinov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Elliott: $12,000

Donald Cerrone: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
def. Evan Dunham: $25,000

Thales Leites: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $40,000

Rick Story: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Ebersole: $18,000

Erik Perez: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Edwin Figueroa: $12,000

Jason High: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Lapsley: $8,000

Sergio Pettis: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Will Campuzano: $10,000

Gian Villante: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Donovan: $8,000