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UFC 157 Salaries: Ronda Rousey earns $90,000 for historic win

UFC 157 PosterIt wasn’t too long ago UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey lived in a cramped apartment, scraping by to make ends meet while pursuing her dreams in the cage. However, based on her highly successful campaign leading up to her debut last weekend at UFC 157, it looks like Rousey won’t have to worry about bills for awhile after making $90,000 for her win over Liz Carmouche.

Rousey finished Carmouche in the first round of their fight with an Armbar, maintaining her perfect record in the process as well as picking up the first female win in UFC history.

Salaries from the show were released this week by the California State Athletic Commission.

Though Rousey made more than most of her male counterparts, she wasn’t the evening’s highest paid player. Rather, that honor went to Dan Henderson who made $250,000 for his losing effort against Lyoto Machida with “The Dragon” receiving $200,000 respectively. Urijah Faber ($100,000) and Robbie Lawler ($105,000) also cracked the six-figure mark based on performance-based bonuses.

A full rundown of UFC 157 paydays can be found below:

Yuri Villefort: $6,700
Nah-Shon Burrell: $12,600* (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Jon Manley: $8,000
Neil Magny: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Brock Jardine: $8,000
Kenny Robertson: $66,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus, $50,000 Submission of the Night bonus)
Caros Fodor: $15,000
Sam Stout: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
Matt Grice: $58,000 (includes $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Dennis Bermudez: $70,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Anton Kuivanen: $8,000
Michael Chiesa: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Lavar Johnson: $29,000
Brendan Schaub: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Josh Koscheck: $78,000
Robbie Lawler: $155,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
Josh Neer: $16,000
Court McGee: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Ivan Menjivar: $17,000
Urijah Faber: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
Dan Henderson: $250,000
Lyoto Machida: $200,000
Liz Carmouche: $12,000
Ronda Rousey: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)

* – Burrell was scheduled to make but was fined for missing weight with part of the money going to Villefort


  • AlphaOmega says:

    Boy is the internet pissed off about the fact of how much Ronda made, but they are ignoring all the locker room deals, and ppv buys that aren’t mentioned. I saw an example being made of Koscheck, who got 78k, but owns a private plane, a mansion, a ferarri, his own gym, a helicopter, and who knows what else, which I’m pretty sure that 78k isn’t funding all of that.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    Also I think you spelled Brendan’s name wrong Brendhan

  • Angry Mike says:

    Since Rousey lives in California, half or more of her earnings go to state and federal taxes. If she got cheated, that’s where it happened.

  • THEGUNNER says:

    for some reason liz wouldnt have got that much if she won but then again she didnt kiss dana after the fight. I think there would be issues at another job if w omen got prmoted then kissed her boss after the first day on the job.

  • MCM says:

    I’m surprised they’re paying Lawler $95,000 to show. Wasn’t one of the reasons they cut Fitch was that he made too much as a permanent top 10er at $66k? Other than that, I’m fine with the payouts.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    It was MCM, but since when has Dana been consistent with his excuses?

  • darth_irritable says:

    Yeah but Lawler brings it every fight. Fitch… not so much.

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    I’m guessing Lawler’s salary was a carry over from Strikeforce.

  • Midget says:

    Or maybe Lawler got a “Thankyou for punching Koscheck in the head” bonus funded by Paul Daley and Chris Leben!


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