Please see below for the total payout for Affliction:Banned July 19th reported by the California State Athletic Commission. Also note how large this event’s payout is compared to most recent UFC cards, which have been reporting payouts of just over $1 mill.
Andrei Arlovski ($750,000/$250,000 win bonus) def. Ben Rothwell ($250,000)
Josh Barnett ($300,000/no win bonus) def. Pedro Rizzo ($70,000)
Mark Hominick ($10,000/win bonus was $5,000) def. Savant Young ($7,000)
Renato “Babalu” Sobral ($90,000/win bonus was $30,000) def. Mike Whitehead ($50,000)
Matt Lindland ($300,000/win bonus was $75,000) def. Fabio “Negao” Nascimiento ($20,000)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira ($50,000/no win bonus) def. Edwin Dewees ($15,000)
Mike Pyle ($20,000/win bonus was $5,000) def. J.J. Ambrose ($5,000)
Vitor Belfort ($140,000/win bonus was $70,000) def. Terry Martin ($30,000)
Paul Buentello ($80,000/win bonus was $20,000) def. Gary Goodridge ($25,000)
Justin Levens ($6,000) vs. Ray Lizama ($3,000)*
*Bout did not take place. Total pay was negotiated.
AFFLICTION “BANNED” DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $3,321,000
Time will tell if this significant first time pay out will pay dividends down the road for Affliction, or if this is a recipe for disaster. Let’s wait and see how many PPV buys they had, which should come out later this week.