Hughes Tops UFC 98 Fighter Payday List

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Matt HughesMatt Hughes won his grudge match against Matt Serra and he also came out on top for paydays for UFC 98.  For Hughes’ sixteenth victory in the octagon, he went home with $260,000 including win and Fight of the Night bonuses.

The headliners, Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida, both made $200,000 for their title match that saw Lyoto knock Rashad out in the second round.

Here is the total list of UFC98 paydays:

UFC 98 Fighter Salaries

Matt Hughes — $260,000 ($100,000 show, $100,000 win bonus, $60,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Lyoto Machida — $200,000 ($70,000 show, $70,000 win bonus, $60,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Rashad Evans — $200,000

Matt Serra — $135,000 ($75,000 show, $60,000 Fight of Night bonus)

Brock Larson — $102,000 ($21,000 show, $21,000 win bonus, $60,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

Chael Sonnen — $50,000 ($25,000 show, $25,000 win bonus)

Frankie Edgar — $40,000 ($20,000 show, $20,000 win bonus)

Sean Sherk — $40,000

Drew McFedries — $34,000 ($17,000 show, $17,000 win bonus)

Krzysztof Soszynski — $16,000 ($8,000 show, $8,000 win bonus)

Yoshiyuki Yoshida — $16,000 ($8,000 show, $8,000 win bonus)

George Roop — $16,000 ($8,000 show, $8,000 win bonus)

Mike Pyle — $15,000

Dan Miller — $15,000

Tim Hague — $10,000 ($5,000 show, $5,000 win bonus)

Phillipe Nover — $10,000

David Kaplan — $8,000

Kyle Bradley — $8,000 ($4,000 show, $4,000 win bonus)

Patrick Barry — $7,000

Xavier Foupa-Pokam — $6,000

Andre Gusmao — $5,000

Brandon Wolff — $3,000

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