UFC Fight Night 81 payouts disclosed

February 5, 2016

MMA Junkie has obtained the payouts from UFC Fight Night 81 a couple weeks ago in Boston.  Travis Browne, Dominick Cruz and Eddie Alvarez led the roster payroll which totaled $1,189,000.

Notably, Alvarez had the highest show money of all the athletes for the event.

The rest of the payroll via MMA Junkie:

Dominick Cruz: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. T.J. Dillashaw: $70,000

Eddie Alvarez: $100,000 (no win bonus)
def. Anthony Pettis: $80,000

Travis Browne: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Mitrione: $36,000

Francisco Trinaldo: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Ross Pearson: $48,000

Patrick Cote: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus)
def. Ben Saunders: $18,000

Ed Herman: $94,000 (includes $47,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Boetsch: $52,000

Chris Wade: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Mehdi Baghdad: $12,000

Luke Sanders: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Maximo Blanco: $25,000

Paul Felder: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Daron Cruickshank: $20,000

Ilir Latifi: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Sean O’Connell: $18,000

Charles Rosa: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Kyle Bochniak: $10,000

Rob Font: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Joey Gomez: $10,000

Francimar Barroso: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Elvis Mutapcic: $18,000

Payout Perspective:

Browne and Cruz made six figures with their win bonuses.  The notable omissions from the top paid of the night was former bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw who we assume was on $70K and $70K.  Dillashaw’s purse appears to be a step up from his last officially reported purse from UFC 177 which was $50K/$50K.  There was no official report from UFC on Fox 16 this past July although we might assume based on the step ups that he made $60K/$60K in his rematch win over Renan Barao.

UFC on Fox 18 Reebok Payouts

January 31, 2016

The UFC announced its payouts from the Reebok sponsorship deal.  The apparel company paid out $137,500 for Saturday night’s event with UFC vets Anthony Johnson, Ryan Bader and Jake Ellenberger cashing in.

Via MMA Junkie:

Anthony Johnson: $15,000
def. Ryan Bader: $15,000

Ben Rothwell: $5,000
def. Josh Barnett: $5,000

Jimmie Rivera: $2,500
def. Iuri Alcantara: $10,000

Bryan Barberena: $2,500
def. Sage Northcutt: $2,500

Tarec Saffiedine: $5,000
def. Jake Ellenberger: $15,000

Diego Ferreira: $2,500
def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier: $2,500

Rafael Natal: $10,000
def. Kevin Casey: $2,500

Wilson Reis: $5,000
def. Dustin Ortiz: $5,000

Alexander Yakovlev: $2,500
def. George Sullivan: $2,500

Alex Caceres: $10,000
def. Masio Fullen: $2,500

Randy Brown: $2,500
def. Matt Dwyer: $2,500

Damon Jackson: $2,500
def. Levan Makashvili: $2,500

Tony Martin: $2,500
def. Felipe Olivieri: $2,500

As we know, the Athlete Outfitting program pays fighters based on time served with Zuffa which would include WEC and Strikeforce when both entities were owned by the UFC.

Fighters with 1-5 fights: $2,500

Fighters with 6-10 fights: $5,000

Fighters with 11-15 fights: $10,000

Fighters with 16-20 fights: $15,000

Fighters with 21 fights or more: $20,000

Champions: $40,000

Title Challengers: $30,000

Payout Perspective:

Barnett receives only $5,000 despite his lengthy career and the fact he would likely garner much more than $5,000 in sponsorship money if there was no Reebok deal.  He has 9 UFC fights spanning back to 2000 but his time in Strikeforce was pre-Zuffa.  Similar to Barnett, it was Ben Rothwell’s 9th UFC fight despite being a long-term pro.  The $137,500 reflects the fact that most of the fighters on the card have less than 10 fights and there were no title fights making this a relatively inexpensive night for Reebok payouts.

Lawler, Condit top UFC 195 salaries

January 5, 2016

MMA Junkie reports the salaries for UFC 195 as disclosed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.  Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit topped the payroll of $1,723,000.

Via MMA Junkie:

Robbie Lawler: $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Carlos Condit: $315,000

Stipe Miocic: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
def. Andrei Arlovski: $250,000

Albert Tumenov: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Lorenz Larkin: $36,000

Brian Ortega: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Diego Brandao: $36,000

Abel Trujillo: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Tony Sims: $12,000

Michael McDonald: $40,000 (includes $20,00 win bonus)
def. Masanori Kanehara: $14,000

Alex Morono: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Kyle Noke: $26,000

Justine Kish: $20,000 (includes $ win bonus)
def. Nina Ansaroff: $10,000

Drew Dober: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Holtzman: $12,000

Dustin Poirier: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
def. Joseph Duffy: $20,000

Michinori Tanaka: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Soto: $20,000

Sheldon Westcott: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Edgar Garcia: $10,000

Payout Perspective:

The payout for Lawler improves on $150K/$150K which he made at UFC 189 in July.  Condit’s salary is up there for a challenger.  Arlovski made $225,000 at UFC 191 in September so he does improve by $25K even in a losing effort.

Palmer tops WSOF 26 salaries

December 22, 2015

MMA Junkie reports the salaries for WSOF 26 which took place on Friday night in Vegas.  Former featherweight champ Lance Palmer and Ozzy Dugulubgov earned the most on the fighter roster for the promotion.

The total payouts as disclosed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission was $165,200.

Via MMA Junkie:

Alexandre Almeida: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Lance Palmer: $28,000

Ozzy Dugulubgov: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Nic Herron-Webb: $3,000

Sheymon Moraes: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Robbie Peralta: $7,000

Josh Hill: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Bekbulat Magomedov: $8,000

Jake Heun: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Clinton Williams: $4,000

Abubakar Nurmagomedov: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
def. Danny Davis Jr.: $3,000

Jonathan Nunez: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. David Jordan: $1,200

Hakeem Dawodu: $6,000
drew with Marat Magomedov: $3,000

Gil Guardado: $1,800 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Giga Chikadze: $1,200*

Guardado was fined $200 for missing weight.  The fine was given to Chikadze.


Payout Perspective:

Palmer earned the highest show money for the event while Dugulubgov earned $14K/$14K to get to $28K.  Most of the card earned less than $10K for the event

‘Reem, JDS top UFC on Fox 17 salaries

December 21, 2015

MMA Fighting reports the salaries from Saturday’s UFC on Fox 17.  Alistair Overeem led the fighter payouts followed closely by his opponent and lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos.

The salaries were disclosed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to MMA Fighting on Monday.

Via MMA Fighting:

Rafael dos Anjos ($300,000 + no win bonus = $300,000) def. Donald Cerrone ($79,000)
Alistair Overeem ($342,857 + $200,000 = $542,857) def. Junior dos Santos ($400,000)
Nate Diaz ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Michael Johnson ($30,000)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz ($13,000 + $13,000 = $26,000) def. Randa Markos ($12,000)

Charles Oliveira ($29,600* + $37,000 = $66,600) def. Myles Jury ($30,000)
Nate Marquardt ($49,000 + $49,000 = $98,000) def. C.B. Dollaway ($40,000)
Valentina Shevchenko ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Sarah Kaufman ($22,000)
Tamdan McCrory ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Josh Samman ($10,000)
Nik Lentz ($35,000 + $35,000 = $70,000) def. Danny Castillo ($39,000)
Cole Miller ($33,000) vs. Jim Alers ($10,000) ruled a no contest

Kamaru Usman ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Leon Edwards ($15,000)
Vicente Luque ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Hayder Hassan ($10,000)
Francis Ngannou ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Luiz Henrique ($10,000)

Payout Perspective:

Despite defeating Myles Jury, Oliveira was docked 20% of his show purse for missing weight.  It was Overeem’s last fight on his UFC contract and we shall see if the UFC will be willing to renew a contract with Overeem.  One might think that the UFC would not want to pay Overeem that much for show and win bonus.  Of course, the Heavyweight division appears to be lacking quality fighters outside of the top 3 in the division.  Speaking of which, JDS’ $400K is steep for a fighter that might be past his prime.  RDA received $300K flat without a win bonus which is interesting for a champ.  We’ll see if this payout increases.

Its also interesting to note that one year ago, Nate Diaz made just $16K at last year’s December Fox show.  He now makes $20K/$20k.  For comparison’s sake, he made $50K in a losing effort in December 2012 at UFC on Fox 5 when he fought Benson Henderson.

Northcutt tops UFC Fight Night 80 payouts

December 14, 2015

MMA Junkie reports the salaries from Thursday’s UFC Fight Night 80 from The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.  Sage Northcutt led the fight roster making a total of $80,000.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission disclosed the paydays to Junkie as follows.

Rose Namajunas: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Paige VanZant: $40,000

Michael Chiesa: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Jim Miller: $56,000

Sage Northcutt: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Pfister: $12,000

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Elias Theodorou: $20,000

Tim Means: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. John Howard: $27,000

Sergio Moraes: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Omari Akhmedov: $14,000

Kevin Casey: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
vs. Antonio Carlos Junior: $19,000

Aljamain Sterling: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Johnny Eduardo: $14,000

Santiago Ponzinibbio: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Andreas Stahl: $10,000

Danny Roberts: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Nathan Coy: $10,000

Zubaira Tukhugov: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Phillipe Nover: $14,000

Kailin Curran: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Emily Kagan: $10,000

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $702,000.

Payout Perspective:

Northcutt is ascending up the UFC pay roster quickly at $40K/$40K in just his second fight for the company.  Paige VanZant appears to be there as well as she made $40K in a losing effort.  Rose Namajunas made the second-most overall with $54K total.  It will be interesting to see where Aljamain Sterling goes from here as he made $14K/$14K in his last fight on his UFC contract.  He’s looking to improve on this with his next contract.  Will the UFC be the place?

Conor, Aldo top UFC 194 salaries

December 14, 2015

MMA Junkie reports the salaries for UFC 194.  Conor McGregor headed the list of fighters on the payroll disclosed at over $2.5 million.

The paydays were obtained by Junkie from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Conor McGregor: $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Jose Aldo: $400,000

Luke Rockhold: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Weidman: $275,000

Yoel Romero: $150,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Ronaldo Souza: $135,000

Demian Maia: $156,000 (includes $78,000 win bonus)
def. Gunnar Nelson: $75,000

Max Holloway: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. Jeremy Stephens: $43,000

Urijah Faber: $300,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus)
def. Frankie Saenz: $20,000

Tecia Torres: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger: $10,000

Warlley Alves: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. Colby Covington: $18,000

Leonardo Santos: $40,000 (includes $20,o00 win bonus)
def. Kevin Lee: $21,000

Magomed Mustafaev: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Proctor: $13,000

Yancy Medeiros: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. John Makdessi: $30,000

Court McGee: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Marcio Alexandre Jr.: $12,000

Payout Perspective:

As we know, the disclosed payouts do not include locker room bonuses or PPV upsides as in the case for McGregor, Aldo, Weidman and maybe Rockhold.

Notably, McGregor (along with Chad Mendes) made $500K at UFC 189 in July.  Aldo made $400K.  Chris Weidman ($275K), Yoel Romero ($125K), Ronaldo Souza ($135K) and Urijah Faber ($150K) also had show purses that exceeded $100,000.  Perhaps Romero is the biggest surprise out of the fighters earning six figures as he earned $125K plus another $25K fight bonus.  This is a big step-up for Romero since his last fight against Lyoto Machida he only drew $33K and $33K at UFC Fight Night 70 this past June.

Ortiz tops Bellator 142 payouts

September 23, 2015

MMA Junkie reports the salaries from this past Saturday’s Bellator 142.  Tito Ortiz received $300,000 in a loss to light-heavyweight champion Liam McGeary.  The disclosed payouts were provided by the California State Athletic Commission.

The payouts do not include the Glory Kickboxing fights held the same evening.

Liam McGeary: $50,000 (no win bonus)
def. Tito Ortiz: $300,000

Phil Davis: $130,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus)
def. Francis Carmont: $17,000

Josh Thomson: $10,000 (no win bonus)
def. Mike Bronzoulis: $10,000

Phil Davis: See above
def. Emanuel Newton: $70,000

Muhammed Lawal: $15,000 (no win bonus)
def. Linton Vassell: $30,000

Gabriel Carrasco: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Neal: $2,000

Adam Piccolotti: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Salvador Becerra: $1,750

Thomas Diagne: $3,000 (no win bonus since fight ended in draw)
vs. Mike Malott: $2,000 (no win bonus since fight ended in draw)

Francis Carmont: See above
def. Anthony Ruiz: $5,000

Payout Perspective:

Ortiz making $300,000 is probably not too surprising.  He’s still a big draw despite his advanced age.  Notably, Phil Davis making $65,000 to show and another $65,000 bonus is a good start for a Bellator debut.  On the other end, Josh Thomson reportedly made $10,000 without a win bonus.  Media members are indicating he was paid more than this.  Let’s hope so.  In his last UFC fight this past July at UFC Fight Night 71, Thomson made $85,000.  Also of note, King Mo made $15,000 without a win bonus while his opponent Linton Vassell made $30,000.

WSOF 23 payout: 2 make $100K

September 22, 2015

MMA Junkie reports the salaries from WSOF 23 held on Friday night.  Champions Justin Gaethje and David Branch were the top earners making $100,000 each which includes their win bonuses.

Via MMA Junkie:

Justin Gaethje: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Luis Palomino: $20,000

David Branch: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Teddy Holder: $12,000

Timur Valiev: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Tito Jones: $3,000

Ben Fodor: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Roberto Yong: $2,000

Brian Foster: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. LaRue Burley: $4,000

Vagab Vagabov: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Grinnell: $1,500

Clifford Starks: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Krasimir Mladenov: $3,000

Matthew Frincu: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Danny Davis Jr.: $3,000

David Nuzzo: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Andres Ponce: $1,000

Joey Miolla: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Randy Steinke: $1,500

Benny Madrid: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Jeff Fletcher: $1,000

Payout Perspective:

Gaethje made $60K ($30K/$30K) in his last fight which was against Palomino too.  Palomino received a raise for this fight as he made only $11,000 in his first fight with Gaethje.  Notably, 5 fighters made $2,000 or less but all made at least $1,000 for the night.  The highest show money was $50,000 by Gaethje and Branch.

Mayweather to make at least $32M, Berto $4M for Saturday night

September 11, 2015

ESPN reports that Floyd Mayweather will earn at least $32 million for his fight Saturday night against Andre Berto.  The challenger to Mayweather’s welterweight title will receive $4 million, the most of his career.

The earnings were revealed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.  The payout is a far cry from the $250 million he received for his fight with Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd.

Floyd Mayweather reported payouts (excluding PPV and other ancillary earnings) under Showtime:

Roberto Guerrero – $32M

Canelo Alvarez – $41.5M

Marcos Maidana I – $32M

Marcos Maidana II – $32M

Manny Pacquiao – $250M (originally projected at $180M)

Andre Berto – $32M

On the undercard, ESPN reports the following payouts as disclosed by the NSAC:

Roman Martinez ($300K) – Orlando Salido ($150K)

Badou Jack ($500K) – George Graves ($150K)

Jhonny Gonzalez ($50K) – Jonathan Oquendo ($50K)

Ishe Smith ($150K) – Vanes Martirosyan ($150K)

Payout Perspective:

In his last fight under the Showtime contract, and according to Mayweather, his last fight ever, this fight has seen the least amount of hype of the six.  According to Darren Rovell, it is not a sellout at the MGM Grand.  The get-in price as of Friday night is $324 with an abundance of tickets available above that price point.  As a result, one might conclude that Mayweather will not enjoy the extra revenue from all of the ancillary resources such as gate, closed circuit and PPVs.  Regardless, Mayweather will still collect at least $32 million in what will be his last fight.

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