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Hendricks edges out Nogueira at top of UFN 24 salary list after assist from memorable knockout

While Antonio Rogerio Nogueira may been one of UFN 24’s headlining athletes and earned the highest amount of base salary for his performance at this past weekend’s show it was in fact a preliminary card competitor taking home the highest figure from Seattle as far as disclosed pay thanks in large part to a “Knockout of the Night” bonus.

Former NCAA champion wrestler Johny Hendricks came a thousand dollars short of a cool hundred grand at $99,000 after having an additional $55,000 tacked on to his win/show purse for 95-seconds of work. Hendricks TKO’d opponent T.J. Waldburger with a stiff left in one of Saturday night’s opening contests.

Also listed in the official report from the Washington State Department of Licensing, Nogueira made $90,000 for his attempt at stopping undefeated light heavyweight Phil Davis’ rapid ascension through the ranks. “Mr. Wonderful” earned $34,000 respectively including $17,000 for bringing home the victory.

Here is a complete listing of “UFC Fight Night 24” salary information including event-specific bonuses:

Nik Lentz – $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Waylon Lowe – $12,000
Aaron Simpson – $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Mario Miranda – $10,000
Johny Hendricks – $99,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus, $55,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus) def. T.J. Waldburger – $8,000
Christian Morecraft – $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Sean McCorkle – $10,000
Michael McDonald – $65,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus, $55,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus) def. Edwin Figueroa – $61,000 (includes $55,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)
John Hathaway – $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Kris McCray – $10,000
Mackens Semerzier – $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Alex Caceres – $8,000
Mike Russow – $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Jon Madsen – $10,000
Chan Sung Jung – $65,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus, $55,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus) def. Leonard Garcia – $18,000
Amir Sadollah – $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. DaMarques Johnson – $14,000
Anthony Johnson – $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Dan Hardy – $25,000
Phil Davis – $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira –$90,000


  • Dufresne says:

    Man, Figueroa and MacDonald have got to be stoked. They went from a combined 11k to 126k. Not a bad haul for a pair of young fighters.

  • elkymbo says:

    Not bad for a Spartan.

  • Rece Rock says:

    It sure pays to be at your best and perform at a superior level… Wish my job had of the day bonus’…talk about motivation.

  • climbarock says:

    MacDonald-Figueroa definitely deserved FOTN. Hope to see both of them again soon.

    Undercard fighters who neither win nor get “…of the night” bonuses make chump change. MMA is still a pretty damn hard sport to make a good living in.

  • boomnutz says:

    these are just disclosed payouts, there’s locker room bonuses and sponsorships to consider, they still don’t get paid like the GSPs and the Hendo’s of the world, but I bet even the low level guys do comparably well to us regular joes


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