UFC 76 Payout Results

ufc fighter payouts

ufc fighter payouts

Total Payout $954,000

Wow 68% of the total payout went to Chuck Liddell and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Main card financial loser of the night, goes to Keith Jardine. The UFC expected him to get his head knocked off by Liddell for $14k.

These numbers do not reflect sponsorships, taxes, licensing fees or fight bonus.

Main Card Fighters

Keith Jardine ($14,000) defeated Chuck Liddell ($500,000)
Forrest Griffin ($44,000) defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ($150,000)
Jon Fitch ($44,000) defeated Diego Sanchez ($22,000)
Lyoto Machida ($50,000) defeated Kazuhiro Nakamura ($20,000)
Tyson Griffin ($24,000) defeated Thiago Tavares ($9,000)

Under Card Fighters

Rich Clementi ($24,000) defeated Anthony Johnson ($5,000)
Jeremy Stephens ($6,000) defeated Diego Saraiva ($3,000)
Christian Wellisch ($14,000) defeated Scott Junk ($4,000)
Matt Wiman ($16,000) defeated Michihiro Omigawa ($5,000)


  1. Don

    September 25, 2007 at 9:22 am

    Yeah Jardine got screwed…but they do get a little extra cash from sponsors and promoting the fight, aswell Forest Griffin got an extra $80,000 for knockout and submisson of the night since there wasnt an actual KO, Tyson got an extra $40,000 so there is extra money there……… but Jardine man yikes!

  2. Don

    September 25, 2007 at 9:23 am

    thanks for these little tidbits of info too!!

  3. Realwun

    September 25, 2007 at 9:27 am

    No reason Jardine shouldn't have made as much as Diego in this fight. They are both from TUF, both had a bunch of UFC fights and have won all but 1 of them. On top of that Jardine is fighting for probably a #1 contenders match. If he is good enough to fight Chuck, why isn't he good enough to get paid, makes no sense.

  4. Cory

    September 26, 2007 at 5:45 am

    Its a good payout on whole, but Jardine got screwed. Dont fighters have agents or something to read their contract and say hey, we're a main even for 14 grand, I dont think so. At least put it in there that the guy gets 50 grand if he wins.

  5. brian

    September 28, 2007 at 8:09 am

    I think there should be insentives to put on a good fight , and if you win . liddell was afraid of getting knocked out and should no way get that much money jardine got screwed. liddell should give him half his money from that fight because he lost.

  6. Realwun

    September 28, 2007 at 9:20 am

    With all the money they make, none of the four fighters in the headline fights should be making anything under 100,000.

    Headline vs. De la Hoya and you make 10-20 mil. Headline against Liddell and you make 14 grand to win. Somethings wrong there.

  7. Stanjitsu

    October 2, 2007 at 5:35 am

    Jardine shouldnt of ever got this main event fight, in exchange for his low payout he got alot of exposure

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