UFC 109: Relentless came in as one of the Top 10 UFC events ever in gate income totals. Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman headliner drew 10,687 attendees for a live gate of $2.3 million. UFC 100 still tops the list as the most profitable UFC events ever, with a $5,101,740 gate total.
Ex-UFC champ Randy “The Natural” Couture raked in $250,000, which was nearly a 1/4 of overall $944K fighter payroll at UFC 109: Relentless. UFC Hall of Fame member Mark Coleman was only paid $60,000 for his defeat. Chael Sonnen received $64,000 dollars, including his Win Bonus, while Nate Marquardt received $45,000.
Randy Couture: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. Mark Coleman: $60,000 Chael Sonnen: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus) def. Nate Marquardt: $45,000 Paulo Thiago: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Mike Swick: $43,000 Demian Maia: $62,000 ($31,000 win bonus) def. Dan Miller: $15,000 Matt Serra: $150,000 ($75,000 win bonus) def. Frank Trigg: $30,000 Mac Danzig: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. Justin Buchholz: $8,000 Melvin Guillard: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus) def. Ronys Torres: $4,000 Rob Emerson: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Phillipe Nover: $10,000 Phil Davis: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Brian Stann: $17,000 Chris Tuchscherer: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Tim Hague: $7000 Joey Beltran: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Rolles Gracie: $15,000