UFC Fight Night San Diego Salaries: Frank Mir Earns Event-High $200K

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 21, 2015
Frank Mir was well compensated for a short night in the Octagon. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

Longtime Octagon staple Frank Mir took home the largest paycheck from last Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night event, as the former heavyweight champion earned $200,000 for his victory over Todd Duffee ($12,000).

The California State Athletic Commission recently released salaries from the event, which took place at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. Mir, a 25-time UFC veteran, did not receive a win bonus for his 73-second knockout of Duffee in the evening’s main event.

Other notable paydays included ex-Strikeforce talent Josh Thomson, who garnered $85,000 in a unanimous decision loss to Tony Ferguson ($60,000) in the co-feature and former WEC title challenger Manny Gamburyan, who pocketed $60,000 in a three-round verdict over Scott Jorgensen ($33,000).

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

UFC Fight Night “Mir vs. Duffee” Salaries:

Frank Mir: $200,000
Todd Duffee: $12,000

Tony Ferguson: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Josh Thomson: $85,000

Holly Holm: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Marion Reneau: $12,000

Manny Gamburyan: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Scott Jorgensen: $33,000

Kevin Lee: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
James Moontasri: $10,000

Alan Jouban: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Matt Dwyer: $10,000

Sam Sicilia: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Yaotzin Meza: $16,000

Jessica Andrade: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Sarah Moras: $10,000

Rani Yahya: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
Masanori Kanehara: $14,000

Sean Strickland: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Igor Araujo: $15,000

Kevin Casey: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Ildemar Alcantara: $20,000

Lyman Good: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Andrew Craig: $17,000


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