Nogueira Tops UFC Fight Night 24 Salaries with $90K Payday

By Sherdog.com Staff Mar 28, 2011
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira may have lost to Phil Davis at UFC Fight Night 24 last Saturday, but the veteran light heavyweight still walked away with the biggest purse of the night.

According to figures released Monday by the Washington State Department of Licensing, Nogueira (Pictured) pocketed $90,000 for his unanimous decision loss, nearly three times the $34,000 Davis earned for his win inside Seattle’s KeyArena.

Davis doubled his $17,000 base pay with an additional $17,000 win bonus. However, the WSDOL’s numbers not take into account any discretionary “locker room” bonuses which a promoter may issue, such as “Knockout,” “Submission” and “Fight of the Night.”

Other high earners on the card included Johny Hendricks, who took home $44,000 for his 95-second knockout of T.J. Waldburger ($8,000); Anthony Johnson, who netted $40,000 for co-main event decision win over Dan Hardy ($25,000); and Amir Sadollah, who earned $40,000 for forcing DaMarques Johnson ($14,000) to submit to second-round elbow strikes.

UFC Fight Night 24 payouts:
Phil Davis -- $34,000 (including $17,000 win bonus) def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira -- $90,000
Anthony Johnson -- $40,000 (including $20,000 win bonus) def. Dan Hardy -- $25,000
Amir Sadollah -- $40,000 (including $20,000 win bonus) def. DaMarques Johnson -- $14,000
Chan Sung Jung -- $10,000 (including $5,000 win bonus) def. Leonard Garcia -- $18,000
Mike Russow -- $28,000 (including $14,000 win bonus) def. Jon Madsen -- $10,000
Mackens Semerzier -- $12,000 (including $6,000 win bonus) def. Alex Caceres -- $8,000
John Hathaway -- $26,000 (including $13,000 win bonus) def. Kris McCray -- $10,000
Michael McDonald -- $10,000 (including $5,000 win bonus) def. Edwin Figueroa -- $6,000
Christian Morecraft -- $12,000 (including $6,000 win bonus) def. Sean McCorkle -- $10,000
Johny Hendricks -- $44,000 (including $22,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Waldburger -- $8,000
Aaron Simpson -- $30,000 (including $15,000 win bonus) def. Mario Miranda -- $10,000
Nik Lentz -- $30,000 (including $15,000 win bonus) def. Waylon Lowe -- $12,000


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