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Default UFC Fight Night 17 Salaries

MMAWeekly has obtained the fighter salary information from the Florida State Athletic Commission for Ultimate Fight Night 17 featuring Joe Lauzon vs. Jeremy Stephens, which took place on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses.

Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters' salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.

In the listings below, "Main Event Fighters" are defined as fighters who compete in the main event of a show. "Main Card Fighters" are defined as fighters whose fights appear on the main card, but not in the main event. "Preliminary Card Fighters" are defined as fighters whose matches take place before the live broadcast goes on the air, regardless of whether or not those matches end up airing on the TV or Internet broadcast.


– Joe Lauzon $20,000 (includes win bonus of $10,000) def. Jeremy Stephens $10,000 (win bonus would have been $10,000)
*Lauzon also earned an extra $30,000 for “Ultimate Fight Night 17 Submission of the Night”


– Cain Velasquez $30,000 (includes win bonus of $15,000) def. Denis Stojnic $5,000 (win bonus would have been $5,000)
*Velasquez also earned an extra $30,000 for “Ultimate Fight Night 17 Knockout of the Night”

– Josh Neer $18,000 (includes win bonus of $9,000) def. Mac Danzig $15,000 (win bonus would have been $15,000)
*Neer and Danzig also earned an extra $30,000 for “Ultimate Fight Night 17 Fight of the Night”

– Anthony Johnson $26,000 (includes win bonus of $13,000) def. Luigi Fioravanti $13,000 (win bonus would have been $13,000)


– Kurt Pellegrino $32,000 (includes win bonus of $16,000) def. Rob Emerson $10,000 (win bonus would have been $10,000)

– Dan Miller $18,000 (includes win bonus of $9,000) def. Jake Rosholt $13,000 (win bonus would have been $13,000)

– Gleison Tibau $26,000 (includes win bonus of $13,000) def. Rich Clementi $23,000 (win bonus would have been $23,000)

– Matt Veach $6,000 (includes win bonus of $3,000) def. Matt Grice $7,000 (win bonus would have been $7,000)

– Nick Catone $6,000 (includes win bonus of $3,000) def. Derek Downey $3,000 (win bonus would have been $3,000)

– Matt Riddle $16,000 (includes win bonus of $8,000) def. Steve Bruno $7,000 (win bonus would have been $7,000)


(as disclosed by UFC officials)
Each fighter received a $30,000 bonus for the following awards.

Fight of the Night:
– Josh Neer and Mac Danzig

Knockout of the Night:
– Cain Velasquez

Submission of the Night:
– Joe Lauzon


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