UFC 82 Salaries and Medical Suspensions


Anderson Silva and Dan Henderson weigh-in for UFC 82: Pride of a Champion. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Ohio Athletic Commission has released the official lists of fighter salaries and medical suspensions stemming from this past weekend’s UFC 82: Pride of a Champion. The salaries are listed first, the medical suspensions second.

UFC 82 featured a main event, middleweight title unification bout between current UFC title holder Anderson Silva and PRIDE champion Dan Henderson. Silva submitted Henderson with a rear naked choke in the second round. Heath Herring also defeated Cheick Kongo via unanimous decision.

Anderson Silva ($140,000) vs. Dan Henderson ($100,000)
Heath Herring ($140,000) vs. Cheick Kongo ($30,000)
Yushin Okami ($28,000) vs. Evan Tanner ($25,000)
Chris Leben ($50,000) vs. Alessio Sakara ($17,000)
Jon Fitch ($60,000) vs. Chris Wilson ($12,000)
Andrei Arlovski ($170,000) vs. Jake O’Brien ($11,000)
Josh Koscheck ($20,000) vs. Dustin Hazelett ($12,000)
Diego Sanchez ($60,000) vs. David Bielkheden ($8,000)
Jorge Gurgel ($14,000) vs. John Halverson ($3,000)
Luigi Fioravanti ($16,000) vs. Luke Cummo ($16,000)

Remember that this is only the base salary that a fighter received. Bonuses, deductions, and other undisclosed fees are not included.

These are also the correct numbers from the commission. An incorrect report was issued earlier today to the media but has since been fixed.

Only four fighters received medical suspensions from the commission. All were suspended due to precautionary reasons stemming from a stoppage via KO or TKO.

Evan Tanner: Medically suspended 60 days
Jake O’Brien: Medically suspended 30 days
Alessio Sakara: Medically suspended 30 days
Dustin Hazelett: Medically suspended 30 days

Two fighters not mentioned in the report included Yushin Okami and Josh Koscheck who both suffered hand injuries in their respective bouts.

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