UFC Fight Night 17 Fighter Payouts and Bonuses

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Updated: February 10, 2009
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chuck make the cash

The UFC Fight Night 17 disclosed fighter payroll from the Florida State Athletic Commission have been released. Kurt Pellegrino and Cain Velasquez came in on top earning upwards of 30k dollars each. Velasquez earned an additional 30k for “Knockout of the Night” (He knocked the guy out?). Losers of the night are Luigi Fioravanti and Rich Clementi, who were released from their UFC contracts after the losing at UFN 17.

Official Payroll Here:

  1. Cain Velasquez: $30,000 ($15,000 to show plus $15,000 to win )
  2. Joe Lauzon: $20,000 ($10,000 to show plus $10,000 to win)
  3. Josh Neer: $18,000 ($9,000 to show plus $9,000 to win)
  4. Mac Danzig: $15,000 to show ( would have earned an additional $15,000 had he won)
  5. Kurt Pellegrino: $32,000 ($16,000 to show plus $16,000 to win)
  6. Anthony Johnson: $26,000 ($13,000 to show and $13,000 to win)
  7. Gleison Tibau: $26,000 ($13,000 to show plus $13,000 to win)
  8. Rich Clementi: $23,000 (would have earned an additional $23,000 had he won)
  9. Dan Miller: $18,000 ($9,000 to show and $9,000 to win)
  10. Matthew Riddle: $16,000 ($8,000 to show and $8,000 to win)
  11. Luigi Fioravanti: $13,000 (would have earned an additional $13,000 had he won)
  12. Jake Rosholt: $13,000 (would have earned an additional $13,000 had he won)
  13. Rob Emerson: $10,000 (would have earned an additional $10,000 had he won)
  14. Jeremy Stephens: $10,000 (would have earned an additional $10,000 had he won)
  15. Steve Bruno: $7,000 (would have earned an additional $7,000 had he won)
  16. Matt Grice: $7,000 (would have earned an additional $7,000 had he won)
  17. Nick Catone: $6,000 ($3,000 to show and $3,000 to win)
  18. Matt Veach: $6,000 ($3,000 to show and $3,000 to win)
  19. Denis Stojnic: $5,000 (would have earned an additional $5,000 had he won)
  20. Derek Downey: $3,000 (would have earned an additional $3,000 had he won)

Total: $424,000

UFN 17 Bonuses

Cain Velasquez earned $30,000 for “Knockout of the Night”
Joe Lauzon earned $30,000 for “Submission of the Night”
Mac Danzig earned $30,000 for “Fight of the Night”
Josh Neer earned $30,000 for “Fight of the Night”

9 Comments

  1. crynot

    February 10, 2009 at 3:55 am

    I would love to know how these payouts are negotiated! It never seems to add up to me. Lauzon doesn't make as much as Pellagrino or Clementi?

    I just don't get it. Who negotiates these things?

  2. roy

    February 10, 2009 at 4:07 am

    sucks for rich he had been doing pretty good and now gets cut after 2 losses in a row.i guess he gets "no love"

  3. tom

    February 10, 2009 at 4:07 am

    ha rich is out of the ufc..wtf he has on a 5 fight in streak…other then he lose to gray maner and this fight.. i rich beat anthony johnson at 170, come on ufc give him 1 more shot

  4. roy

    February 10, 2009 at 4:22 am

    he had some good wins tom but with the ufc its more about his fan base than how good he was, he didn't deserve to get cut but look at his pay he would have made the most if he won and thats probally why they cut him.

  5. roy

    February 10, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Rumors so far…

    April 11th on Showtime

    Frank Shamrock vs. Nick Diaz

    Benji Radach vs. Scott Smith

    Josh Thompson vs. KJ Noons

    Robbie Lawler vs. Joey Villasenor

    Gilbert Melendez vs. Mitsuhiro Ish

    Gina Carano vs. TBA

    Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos vs. TBA

    May on Showtime

    Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral

    Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson vs. Bob Sapp

    Phil Baroni vs. TBA

  6. tom

    February 10, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Nick Diaz vs. Frank Shamrock set for Strikeforce in April

    Josh vs Gilber 2 i think..

  7. Ryan S

    February 10, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Is Strikeforce on PPV? I want to see that. I think Lauzon should definately be paid more. He is definately an up and comer. I really don't think Danzig should be paid as much as he is either.

  8. RatAttack68

    February 15, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I think its great that fighters get paid more if they win and less if they lose. It makes them fight and train harder. Great job Dana!

  9. Alex

    February 15, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    It would be even better if they gave them yellow cards for not working hard enough like they did in dream. Then if you get a yellow card they take a percentage of your purse away.

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