Couture, Toney Top List Of UFC 118 Salaries

Heavyweight boxing champ earns $500k in loss to Couture

James Toney and Randy Couture were the top earners at last weekend’s UFC 118 event in Boston.

The two co-headlining fighters received the lion’s share of attention heading into the first-ever UFC event in Boston, with much of the focus squaring on Toney’s attempt to become the first major boxing star to cross into mixed martial arts.

Couture easily took Toney to the mat with a low single and dominated him from there, submitting the boxing heavyweight champion in just over three minutes.

In addition to the salaries listed below, Diaz, Davis, and Lauzon took home $60,000 each in Fight of the Night bonuses.


Frankie Edgar: $96,000
B.J. Penn: $150,000

Randy Couture: $250,000
James Toney: $500,000

Demian Maia: $68,000
Mario Miranda: $8,000

Gray Maynard: $46,000
Kenny Florian: $65,000

Nathan Diaz: $60,000
Marcus Davis: $31,000

Joe Lauzon: $24,000
Gabe Ruediger: $8,000

Nik Lentz: $22,000
Andre Winner: $8,000

Dan Miler: $30,000
John Salter: $8,000

Greg Soto: $12,000
Nick Osipczak: $10,000

Mike Pierce: $24,000
Amilcar Alves: $6,000