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February 7, 2010 4:47 PM

UFC 109 salaries: Couture's $250K leads the way

Randy Couture picked up the biggest paycheck after UFC 109: Relentless was in the books from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV Saturday night.

Couture earned a flat $250,000 for showing up to fight Mark Coleman while not earning any win bonus. It was Couture's second fight on the new seven fight deal Couture signed last fall.

Other top earners from 109 according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission which releases this information include: Chael Sonnen ($64,000), Demian Maia ($62,000) and Coleman ($60,000).



Here is the full list of fighter payouts:

Randy Couture: $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Mark Coleman: $60,000

Chael Sonnen: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Marquardt: $45,000

Paulo Thiago: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Swick: $43,000

Demian Maia: $62,000 ($31,000 win bonus)
def. Dan Miller: $15,000

Matt Serra: $150,000 ($75,000 win bonus)
def. Frank Trigg: $30,000

Mac Danzig: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Buchholz: $8,000

Melvin Guillard: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus)
def. Ronys Torres: $4,000

Rob Emerson: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
def. Phillipe Nover: $10,000

Phil Davis: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Stann: $17,000

Chris Tuchscherer: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Hague: $7000

Joey Beltran: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Rolles Gracie: $15,000

If this your first time looking at fighter payrolls, please remember these figures do not include any bonuses earned for the event or income received from sponsors which often are a significant portion of a fighter's salary. It also doesn't factor into account deductions for things like licenses, taxes and insurance.

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