Canadian lightweight Sam (Hands of Stone) Stout makes $74,000 for UFC 108 win

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Canadian lightweight Sam (Hands of Stone) Stout earned US$74,00 for his win by decision over Joe Lauzon at UFC 108.
According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the 25-year-old from London, Ont., made $12,000 with a matching win bonus for his performance Saturday night in Las Vegas. He also picked up $50,000 for fight of the night. Lauzon received $62,000, including his fight bonus cheque.
Stout also received a one-month medical suspension due to a nasty gash on his forehead.
Former light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans was the big earner on the night, collecting $375,000 including a $175,000 win bonus. Brazilian Thiago Silva, the man he beat in the main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, got $55,000.
The main event fighters combined for 51 per cent of the total purse ($843,000).
The commission figures do to tell the whole financial story since the UFC does not release information on other bonuses or any possible cut of the lucrative pay-per-view that elite fighters can get.
English welterweight Paul (Semtex) Daley made $84,200 for knocking out Dustin Hazelett in the co-main event. That included a win bonus of $18,000 and another $50,000 for knockout of the night. Hazelett received $19,800, which included $1,800 from Daley's basic purse as punishment for the Brit failing to make weight.
Hazelett was suspended at least until March 3 and will also need to be cleared by a doctor for a nasal and orbital bone fracture.
Brazilian heavyweight Junior Dos Santos made $60,000 for stopping Gilbert Yvel. The veteran Dutch fighter earned $30,000.
Lightweight Cole Miller was the high earner on the undercard. He picked up $74,000 including $50,000 for submission of the night in his win over Dan Lauzon, Joe's younger brother.
Welterweight Martin Kampmann collected $46,000 for his win over Jacob Volkmann.
The UFC card drew a gate of $2 million, according to UFC president Dana White. The purses totalled $843,000, with announced bonuses bringing the total to $1,043,000.
White said prior to the event that projections called for between 400,000 to 500,000 pay-per-view buys, which would be worth as much as C$25 million gross going by the Canadian cost of C$50 per buy.

Organizations: Nevada State Athletic Commission

Geographic location: LAS CRUCES, N.M., London, Ont., Las Vegas

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