Cain, JDS and Hunt top UFC 160 payroll

May 28, 2013

MMA Junkie reports the salaries for UFC 160 held this past Saturday in Las Vegas.  Not surprising, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos topped the list with Mark Hunt getting a huge bump in pay.

The total payroll as disclosed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission totaled $1,533,000.

Via MMA Junkie:

Champ 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

Payout Perspective:

Mark Hunt’s last officially released payout was $6,000 to show and $6,000 to win.  Thus, a huge bump in pay to receive $160,000 (no win bonus if he won).  Maybe it makes up for the lack of sponsors.  Velasquez gets a nice raise as well as his last payday he received a base of $100K with $100K to win at UFC 155.  The $400K flat (no win bonus) puts him with Jon Jones as the highest paid UFC fighters in terms of base salary (this does not include PPV points or discretionary bonuses).  Despite making $240K ($120K/$120K), JDS saw a pay decrease from his $400K at UFC 155.

Also, we should note that Khabib Nurmagomedov was docked 20% of his purse for not making weight.

One Response to “Cain, JDS and Hunt top UFC 160 payroll”

  1. Diego on May 29th, 2013 4:48 AM

    I’m happy to see Mark Hunt making some money. He can’t have too many years left, and he seems like a good guy. I hope he can retire comfortably.

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