UFC Fight Night 26 took place on August 17 from the TD Garden in Boston, MA. The stacked fight card was the UFC's first event to be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. The main event of the night saw Chael Sonnen earn a first round submission victory over former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
The UFC brass seemed very pleased with the outcome of the event, handing out two more than the normal three Fight Night bonus awards. The promotion doubled up on Knockout of the Night, giving $50,000 each to Travis Browne and Matt Brown. Submission of the Night also saw two winners, with Sonnen and Michael McDonald taking home those checks. The coveted Fight of the Night went to McDonald and Brad Pickett.
Below are the complete salaries and suspensions (via MMAJunkie.com) for the fight card.
Chael Sonnen: Salary - $100,000 (no win bonus)
Mauricio Rua: Salary - $175,000
Travis Browne: Salary - $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Suspension: Indefinite or until cleared for by orthopedist for left shin and ophthalmologist.
Alistair Overeem: Salary - $285,714.29
Suspension: 60 days with no contact for 45 days for KO and forehead laceration.
Urijah Faber: Salary - $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
Yuri Alcantara: Salary - $16,000
Suspension: 30 days for laceration.
Matt Brown: Salary - $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
Mike Pyle: Salary - $45,000
Suspension: 45 days with 30 days no contact for KO.
Michael McDonald: Salary - $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Brad Pickett: Salary - $23,000
Suspension: 60 days with no contact for 45 days for facial contusions.
Conor McGregor: Salary - $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Max Holloway: Salary - $14,000
Suspension: 30 days and needs clearance by orthopedist for right ankle.
Diego Brandao: Salary - $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Suspension: 180 days or until cleared by orthopedist for right hand.
Daniel Pineda: Salary - $15,000
Suspension: 180 days or until cleared by orthopedist and 45 days no contact.
Please note all salary numbers are only indicative of reported pay and do not include possible signing bonuses, unreported "locker room" bonuses, or sponsorship money
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