UFC 96 Fighter Payouts and Bonuses



The Ohio Athletic Commission (OAC) released fighter payouts for UFC 96 “Jackson vs. Jardine” which took place last Saturday at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The clear winner of the night was Rampage who took in 325k not including his 60k award for fight of the night.

The total disclosed payout for the event was $762,000.

UFC 96 Winners and Losers

Quinton Jackson: $325,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus) +60k FOTN
Brandon Vera: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) +60k FOTN
Gabriel Gonzaga: $60,000
Keith Jardine: $55,000
Kendall Grove: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
Matt Hamill: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) +60k KOTN
Shane Carwin: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Gray Maynard: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Tamdan McCrory: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Matt Brown: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Shane Nelson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Pete Sell: $12,000
Mark Munoz: $12,000
Tim Boetsch: $12,000
Jason Brilz: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Jim Miller: $9,000
Aaron Riley: $6,000
Jason Day: $5,000
Michael Patt: $5,000
Ryan Madigan: $3,000

UFC 96 Fight Bonuses

Quintion “Rampage” Jackson – Fight of the Night – $60,000
Keith Jardine – Fight of the Night – $60,000
Matt Hamill – Knockout of the Night – $60,000


  1. Drew

    March 9, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Wait, did Keith only get paid 5K to fight?!?! Thank goodness for got FOTN or else it would cover his plane ticket!

  2. Cobra Clutch

    March 9, 2009 at 3:48 am

    He got paid $55k, and $60k more for Fight of the Night. He'll be OK to get home and maybe pay a few bills with a nice six-figure pay day.

  3. Ryan S

    March 9, 2009 at 10:30 am

    I really don't think they should have gotten fight of the night. I actually thought it was boring and not very technical. Def. agree with knockout of the night though. Did anyone else see munoz's chin bouce off his knee after he fell from Hammill's headkick? It was like he knocked himself out again.

  4. Kash

    March 9, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Yeah Munoz was out. I don't even remember if he came too or not. I heard a lot of hype about him and when he came in confident I thought he would put up a good fight. I guess it really wasn't his night.

  5. roy

    March 10, 2009 at 1:45 am

    yeah i don't think it was fight of the night, it was kinda boring. i would take gray vs miller or even carwin vs gabe for the couple minutes it lasted it was exciting

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