UFC light heavyweight champion
Machida won a unanimous decision over Rua to retain his belt, but even if he had lost the controversial five-round showdown, he would have still earned the same amount as there was no win bonus attached to his bout agreement.
In the past, certain headliners have received a cut of the profits from pay-per-view buys and is a possible reason as to why Machida was listed without a win bonus.
The official attendance at the Staples Center was 14,892 with gross receipts of $1,913,093.62 and a net gate of $1,762,549.
Below are the disclosed paydays the UFC reported to the athletic commission and does not necessarily represent a fighter's final earnings.
Not reflected below are the performance bonuses awarded at the post-fight press conference, where