"UFC 109 Relentless" Numbers: Randy Couture seals $250k paycheck, 10,687 attendees at Mandalay Bay Events Center

According to the official reports, UFC 109: Relentless was one of the Top 10 UFC events ever, in terms of gate income. Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman headliner drew 10,687 spectators for a live gate of $2.3 million. UFC 100 stays the most profitable UFC event ever, with an incredible $5,101,740 gate receipt.

UFC Hall of Famer Randy “The Natural” Couture banked a neat $250,000 paycheck, which was nearly a 1/4 of overall $944K fighter payroll at UFC 109: Relentless. Couture’s fellow Hall of Famer Mark Coleman paid only $60,000 for his Rear Naked Choke defeat. Loudmouth Chael Sonnen received $64,000 dollars, including his 100% Win Bonus, while Nate Marquardt received $45,000 for his lackluster performance.

Fighter Payouts (Not including Awards):

Randy Couture: $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Mark Coleman: $60,000
Chael Sonnen: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Marquardt: $45,000
Paulo Thiago: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Swick: $43,000
Demian Maia: $62,000 ($31,000 win bonus)
def. Dan Miller: $15,000
Matt Serra: $150,000 ($75,000 win bonus)
def. Frank Trigg: $30,000
Mac Danzig: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Buchholz: $8,000
Melvin Guillard: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus)
def. Ronys Torres: $4,000
Rob Emerson: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
def. Phillipe Nover: $10,000
Phil Davis: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Stann: $17,000
Chris Tuchscherer: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Hague: $7000
Joey Beltran: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Rolles Gracie: $15,000

Top 10 UFC Gate Receipts:

  1. $5,101,740: UFC 100 (July 2009)
  2. $4,994,050: UFC 79 (December 2007)
  3. $3,350,773: UFC 61 (July 2006)
  4. $3,350,730: UFC 86 (July 2008)
  5. $3,307,790: UFC 74 (August 2007)
  6. $3,040,880: UFC 62 (August 2006)
  7. $3,003,250: UFC 106 (November 2009)
  8. $2,767,130: UFC 67 (February 2007)
  9. $2,437,890: UFC 81 (February 2008)
  10. $2,300,000: UFC 109 (February 2010)

One Comment

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    UndefeatedOfWest

    February 8, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    What would you prefer, a base pay of 250,000 just coming to the fight or 150,000 base pay with a win bonus of 100,000?

    Once you get high enough in base pay you don’t get a win bonus. I remember Josh Barnett had a base pay in one of his fights for 500,000 and no win bonus.

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