The following are the salaries earned by the fighters who competed at UFC 79: Nemesis.
- Georges St. Pierre ($160,000) def. Matt Hughes($100,000)
- Chuck Liddell ($500,000) def. Wanderlei Silva ($150,000)
- Eddie Sanchez ($46,000) def. Soa Palelei ($5,000)
- Ryoto Machida ($60,000) def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou ($40,000)
- Rich Clementi ($28,000) def. Melvin Guillard($10,000)
- James Irvin ($16,000) def. Luis Cane($5,000)
- Manny Gamburyan ($20,000) def. Nate Mohr ($6,000)
- Dean Lister ($22,000) def. Jordan Radev ($5,000)
- Roan Carneiro ($10,000) def. Tony DeSouza ($7,000)
- Mark Bocek ($6,000) def. Douglas Evans ($3,000)
Fight of the Night bonus of course went to Liddell and Silva who both received an additional $50,000 for their war.
Knockout of the Night and $50,000 bonus went to Eddie Sanchez for working the heavy bag (Palelei) for 2 and a half rounds before it was mercifully stopped.
Submission of the Night and it’s $50,000 bonus went to Georges St.Pierre for his arm bar victory over Matt Hughes… and rightfully so.
Usual Disclaimer: These salaries are just the reported base salaries that do not take into consideration “locker room bonuses” or sponsorship bonuses.