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Dan Henderson Highest Earner After UFC 157
- Updated: February 28, 2013
Looking back at UFC 157: Rousey vs Carmouche, we can all agree it was a great night full of amazing fights from all of the brands diverse divisions. After all the blood, sweat and eh … more blood, everyone needed to get paid! Getting compensation for a good night’s work can be as gratifying as winning your scheduled fight and for former Strikeforce champ Dan Henderson and a handful of others it was dollar signs all round.
Henderson lost his match against fellow light-heavyweight Lyoto Machida by split-decision, but still managed to rake in $250,000, with Machida bagging $200,000 for his victory, which I’m sure he won’t complain about. Welterweight Robbie Lawler also picked up a nice payout with his return to the UFC after an eight-year absence, defeating Josh Koscheck and receiving $95,000 in guaranteed money and an extra $100,000 from his Strikeforce contract, after the promotion was dissolved.
Urijah Faber certainly made some quick cash, with the bantamweight contender submitting Ivan Menjivar in the first round and pocketing a cool $100,000. The main event of the night saw UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey face off against Liz Carmouche, with the champion receiving $90,000 for her victory and the challenger $12,000.
You can check out the full fighter payouts for UFC 157 below. Take into account that pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses and sponsorship payments are not included in the list below.
Ronda Rousey: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. Liz Carmouche: $12,000
Lyoto Machida: $200,000 (no win bonus)
def. Dan Henderson: $250,000
Urijah Faber: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Ivan Menjivar: $17,000
Court McGee: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Neer: $16,000
Robbie Lawler: $105,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Koscheck: $78,000
Brendan Schaub: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Lavar Johnson: $29,000
Mike Chiesa: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Anton Kuivanen: $8,000
Dennis Bermudez: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Grice: $8,000
Sam Stout: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
def. Caros Fodor: $15,000
Kenny Robertson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Brock Jardine: $8,000
Neil Magny: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Manley: $8,000
Nah-Shon Burrell: $12,600 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Yuri Villefort: $6,700*
*Burrell missed weight and a percentage of his fight purse went to Villefort.
All together the full fight purse for UFC 157 Rousey vs Carmouche came in at $1,173,300. This is a small chunk of what the UFC probably made on the night, with it being the biggest women’s pay-per-view of all time. If you want to know what exactly what went down in the Honda Centre in Anaheim, California, then check out our UFC 157 recap.
Source: Yahoo Sports