UFC Fight Night 96 Salaries Released


The UFC Fight Night 96 salaries are in, the 24 fighters that competed on the card earned a grand total of $737,000, according to the Oregon State Athletic Commission (OSAC).

Some of the more notable payouts on the list include Nate Marquardt getting the highest pay on the card by earning $112,000, while the smallest payout went to the trio of Joachim Christensen, Kelly Faszholz and Cody East at $10,000 each.

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The biggest gap for fighter pay at this event was between Nate Marqaurdt and Tamdan McCrory, with $97,000 being the difference between their paychecks.

One final note on the fighter salaries, the trio of John Lineker, Alex Oliveira and Hacran Dias missed weight and forfeited 20% of their total purses to their opponents in John Dodson, Will Brooks and Andre Fili.

Here are the UFC Fight Night 96 salaries:

John Lineker: $72,000 (Lineker forfeited 20 percent of his original $40,000 purse to Dodson for missing weight) def. John Dodson: $38,000 (includes 8,000 from Lineker’s purse)

Alex Oliveira: $43,200 (includes $24,000 win bonus. Oliveira forfeited 20 percent of his original $24,000 purse to Brooks for missing weight) def. Will Brooks: $57,800 (includes $4,800 from Oliveira’s purse)

Zak Ottow: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Josh Burkman: $54,000

Brandon Moreno: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Louis Smolka: $32,000

Luis Henrique da Silva: $24,000 (includes $ win bonus) def. Joachim Christensen: $10,000

Andre Fili: $39,200 (includes $18,000 win bonus and $3,200 from Dias’ purse) def. Hacran Dias: $12,800 (Dias forfeited 20 percent of his original $16,000 purse to Fili for missing weight)

Shamil Abdurakhimov: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Walt Harris: $12,000

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Keita Nakamura: $19,000

Nate Marquardt: $112,000 (includes $56,000 win bonus) def. Tamdan McCrory: $15,000

Ion Cutelaba: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jonathan Wilson: $12,000

Curtis Blaydes: $20,000 (includes $ win bonus) def. Cody East: $10,000

Ketlen Vieira: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Kelly Faszholz: $10,000

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