Roan Carneiro ($10,000) def. Tony DeSouza ($7,000)
Mark Bocek ($6,000) def. Doug Evans ($3,000)
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 79 was a $1,199,000.
$50,000 bonuses were handed out as follows:
Fight of the Night: Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva
Knockout of the Night: Eddie Sanchez (wtf?)
Submission of the Night: Georges. St Pierre for defeating Matt Hughes by armbar.
*Note: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. The figures do not include money paid by sponsors. They also do not include any bonuses paid to some of the main-card fighters who sometimes earn a small cut of pay-per-view revenue. They also do not include other special/non-disclosed bonuses the UFC sometimes pays.
11.15.2007 - 12:31:00 PM -
UFC 79: Sokoudjou vs Lyoto Machida official
UFC.com officially announced that Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou has signed with the UFC and will make his octagon debut at UFC 79: Nemesis against Lyoto Machida.
Sokoudjou came out of no where earlier this year KOing Antonio Rogerio Noguiera and Ricardo Arona for PRIDE. Since the UFC acquired PRIDE his status has been in limbo. It was originally thought that he would sign with EliteXC but after that fell through he was rumored to be looking into K-1. The last I heard he was going to sign with them up until earlier this week rumors circulated that he made the decision to fight in the UFC. UFC.com officially made the announcement today.
Here's the rumored fight card so far:
Matt Serra vs. Matt Hughes (for welterweight title)