UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman reportedly topped the UFC 175 fighter salaries, earning nearly half a million dollars on the disclosed payroll recorded with the Nevada Athletic Commission. more
LAS VEGAS – UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, challenger Lyoto Machida, women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey and Urijah Faber all earned six-figure paydays on Saturday at UFC 175. Filed under: News, UFC more
The stars all came up big on Saturday night, as UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and former WEC standout Urijah Faber each pulled in six-figure paydays from their respective performances at UFC 175, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Fighting for the first time since defeating Anderson Silva in back-to-back contests, Weidman successfully defende more
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Perhaps unsurprisingly, B.J. Penn had the highest base salary of all the fighters who competed on the TUF 19 Finale on Sunday night.
There weren't any marquee names on last night's TUF 19 Finale aside from the main event fighters B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar. So it should be a surprise to no one that they were the highest earners on the card, with Edgar pocketing $260,000 and Penn $150,000. Not including the $200,000 worth of bonuses handed out, the two of them made more money than the other 20 f more
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was one of four fighters to record a six-figure payday at UFC 175.
The UFC 175 salaries are out, and there's not too much to really dissect here. Chris Weidman tops the lot with a $225k/$225k split for his unanimous decision win against Lyoto Machida, who pocketed $200,000. Ronda Rousey earned $120,000 while Alexis Davis made $1500 per second in her really quick and painful loss to Rousey. She did not pick up show money for her brief fight with Yves Lavign more
Frankie Edgar's 3rd round TKO of B.J. Penn was apparently enough to persuade rankers to rank him ahead of Cub Swanson in the latest UFC rankings update.
With two events over the weekend, the UFC waited until Tuesday to unveil its latest rankings update. There weren't too many major changes, but the key ones involved Frankie Edgar re-claiming his #2 spot at featherweight, while Ronda Rousey's destruction of Alexis Davis moved her up in the P4P chain. A couple of fighters from UFC 175 who suffered more
He was tops on the UFC Fight Night 45 fight card for a reason, and Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone proved why with his Performance of the Night bonus winning knockout of Jim Miller. more
After all, Parisyan was winning MMA fights via armbar long before "Rowdy" was even in high school.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has done for judo what Lyoto Machida once did for karate. "Rowdy" -- who is now dropping opponents with her hands -- rose to power on the strength of her ground game and patented armbar.
Much like Karo Parisyan did over 10 years ago.
That's why "The Heat" is surprised to hear this generation of fight fans heap tons of p more