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.
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)
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)