What if we told you that in 2016, Nate Marquardt would be taking home the most money from an event?
Well that’s exactly what happened from UFC Portland aka Fight Night 96: Dodson vs Lineker.
Astonishingly, three different fighters missed weight and were forced to forfeit 20% of their show money to their opponent. This includes Cowboy Oliveira, Hacran Dias and even headliner John Lineker.
Nate ‘The Great’ Marquardt tops out at 112k, with 56k to show and double for his KO win over Tamdan McCrory. He took home the most cash, with Lineker taking the second-highest amount of fight money with $72,000 despite his forfeiture for missing weight.
If you add in 50k for a performance bonus, Marquardt had himself a very, very profitable night. For the rest of the bonuses check out MMA Mania’s list here.
Below is the complete list:
John Lineker: $72,000 (Lineker forfeits 20% original $40k purse to Dodson for missing weight) def. John Dodson: $38,000
Alex Oliveira: $43,200 (Oliveira forfeits 20% of his original $24k purse to Brooks for missing weight) def. Will Brooks: $57,800
Zak Ottow: $24,000 def. Josh Burkman: $54,000
Brandon Moreno*: $20,000 def. Louis Smolka: $32,000
Luis Henrique da Silva*: $24,000 def. Joachim Christensen: $10,000
Andre Fili: $39,200 def. Hacran Dias: $12,800 (Dias forfeits 20% of his original $16k purse to Fili for missing weight)
Shamil Abdurakhimov: $28,000 def. Walt Harris: $12,000
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: $24,000 def. Keita Nakamura: $19,000