Lesnar Top Earner Of $923K Payroll For UFC 116

UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s second round submission victory over Shane Carwin in the main event of UFC 116 this past Saturday did not have a win-bonus in terms of his salary, but a flat rate to the tune of 400 grand certainly goes a long way. The heavyweight champion was far and away the top earner from the night’s $923,000 payroll, taking home 43% of the total amount earned by the fighters last weekend.

The list of salaries for the fighters on UFC 116 were released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier today and reported by MMAjunkie.com.

Coming in just a few thousand dollars short of the heavyweight champion, Chris Leben and Chris Lytle made up the remaining two slots of the top three earners from the July 3 show, taking home $86,000 and $52,000, respectively. Lesnar’s opponent, Carwin, took home $40,000 in his losing effort.

The complete list of fighter salaries can be found below, but the earnings do not include any post-fight bonuses issued following the July 3 event.

Brock Lesnar: $400,000 ($400,000 to show, no win bonus)
Shane Carwin: $40,000

Chris Leben: $86,000 ($43,000 to show, $43,000 to win)
Yoshihiro Akiyama: $45,000

Chris Lytle: $52,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 to win)
Matt Brown: $10,000

Stephan Bonnar: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Krzysztof Soszynski: $10,000

George Sotriopoulos: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Kurt Pellegrino: $25,000

Brendan Schaub: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Chris Tuchscherer: $12,000

Ricardo Romero: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Seth Petruzelli: $10,000

Kendall Grove: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Goran Reljic: $5,000

Gerald Harris: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
David Branch: $6,000

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