UFC 139: “Shogun vs. Hendo” Fighter Salaries Revealed

MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Sometimes it pays to get your ass handed to you: just ask Cung Le, who banked an event high $350,000 for the two round trouncing he received at the hands of the legendary Wanderlei Silva. Le looked good early, keeping Silva at bay with his wide arsenal of kicks, but the second frame showcased a major swing in momentum, as vintage Wanderlei came out swinging, and landing – brutally. Le was finished off courtesy of some nasty punches and knees with just 11 seconds remaining in the second round.

Dan Henderson, who played his role in one of the most exciting fights in MMA history also took home a hefty paycheck: the former Pride and Strikeforce champion earned $250,000 for his five round decision win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Check out the full salaries from UFC 139:

Dan Henderson: $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Mauricio Rua: $165,000

Wanderlei Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
def. Cung Le: $350,000

Urijah Faber: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Bowles: $19,000

Martin Kampmann: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Rick Story: $19,000

Stephan Bonnar: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
def. Kyle Kingsbury: $10,000

Ryan Bader: $48,000 (includes $24,00 win bonus)
def. Jason Brilz: $13,000

Michael McDonald: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Alex Soto: $6,000

Chris Weidman: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Lawlor: $12,000

Gleison Tibau: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Rafael Dos Anjos: $16,000

Miguel Torres: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Pace: $4,000

Seth Baczynski: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Brown: $12,000

Danny Castillo: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Shamar Bailey: $8,000

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