UFC 102 Payouts: Nogueira Banks $460,000

By Sherdog.com Staff Aug 31, 2009
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was rewarded with $460,000 for his versatile three-round victory over perennial Randy Couture at UFC 102 in Portland, Ore., Saturday.

The 33-year-old Brazilian chased away calls for his retirement by knocking down Couture twice and threatening the wrestler with an array of submission attempts on the canvas in a fast-paced affair.

Couture earned $250,000 for his second straight defeat in the Octagon, but later announced a seven-fight, 28-month contract extension (that began Saturday), which will keep the 46-year-old legend with the promotion until his retirement.

Middleweight Nate Marquardt also scared up $140,000 in his 21-second knockout of jiu-jitsu standout Demian Maia, who made $28,000. Marquardt also received the promotion’s $60,000 knockout of the night bonus and could face Dan Henderson next for a No. 1 contender’s spot, or head straight to a title bout against Anderson Silva.

Three-time NCAA Div. I wrestling champion Jake Rosholt flexed his newfound submission skills on brawler Chris Leben to take home $86,000 (including the $60,000 submission of the night bonus). Leben, who went unconscious in the third round from an arm-triangle choke, took home $30,000.

UFC 102 Salaries

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira -- $460,000 (including $150,000 win bonus, $60,000 FOTN bonus) def. Randy Couture -- $310,000 (including $60,000 FOTN bonus)

Thiago Silva -- $58,000 ($29,000 win bonus) def. Keith Jardine -- $55,000

Nate Marquardt -- $140,000 (including $40,000 win bonus, $60,000 knockout bonus) def. Demian Maia -- $28,000

Jake Rosholt -- $86,000 (including $13,000 win bonus, $60,000 submission bonus) def. Chris Leben -- $30,000

Brandon Vera -- $70,000 (including $35,000 win bonus) def. Krzysztof Soszynski -- $8,000

Aaron Simpson -- $18,000 (including $9,000 win bonus) def. Ed Herman -- $24,000

Gabriel Gonzaga -- $120,000 (including $60,000 win bonus) def. Chris Tuchscherer -- $10,000

Michael Russow -- $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus) def. Justin McCully -- $15,000

Todd Duffee -- $10,000 (including $5,000 win bonus) def. Tim Hague - $7,000

Mark Munoz -- $24,000 (including $12,000 win bonus) def. Nick Catone -- $5,000

Evan Dunham -- $14,000 (including $7,000 won bonus) def. Marcus Aurelio -- $13,000

Note: These numbers, sent to Sherdog.com by the Oregon State Athletic Commission, are disclosed pay only.
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