The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the payroll figures for this past weekend’s UFC 160 card in Las Vegas, and it’s not a shocker to see heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez and former champ Junior dos Santos led the way.
According to the figures that were disclosed to the NSAC by the UFC, Velasquez earned 400K for his quick stoppage win over “Bigfoot” Silva, who picked up $75,000 for the bout.
Dos Santos, meanwhile, earned $240,000 (which includes $120,000 as a win bonus) for his thrilling, third round KO win over Mark Hunt. The PRIDE and K-1 vet collected $160,000.
Two of the other top earners from the card include Mike Pyle, who picked up 84K for his split decision win over Rick Story, and Donald Cerrone, who made 82 grand for his UD victory over KJ Noons.
Here are the salary figures that the NSAC has released for the card (via MMA Junkie.com). The payroll listed here does not included any additional bonuses a fighter may have earned, like pay-per-view royalties, sponsorship money or performance based bonuses.
Cain Velasquez: $400,000 (no bonus)
def. Antonio Silva: $75,000
Junior dos Santos: $240,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus)
def. Mark Hunt: $160,000
Glover Teixeira: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. James Te Huna: $30,000
T.J. Grant: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Gray Maynard: $45,000
Donald Cerrone: $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus)
def. K.J. Noons: $41,000
Mike Pyle: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
def. Rick Story: $27,000
Dennis Bermudez: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Max Holloway: $14,000
Robert Whittaker: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Colton Smith: $15,000
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Abel Trujillo: $8,000
Stephen Thompson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Nah-Shon Burrell: $9,000
George Roop: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Bowles: $19,000
Jeremy Stephens: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Estevan Payan: $10,000
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