UFC 187: Chris Weidman And Anthony Johnson Lead Way in Payroll
By FCF Staff
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the salaries for UFC 187 on Saturday, and Chris Weidman and Anthony Johnson led the way.
The middleweight champ Weidman earned $500,000 for his first round, stoppage win over Vitor Belfort, while Johnson was paid $500,000 for his third round, submission loss to Daniel Cormier. The latter, who laid claim to the vacant light-heavyweight title, made $180,000.
Belfort was paid $300,000.
Here are the payroll figures that were disclosed to the NSAC by the UFC. They do not included any additional money a fighter may have earned through sponsorships, pay-per-view dividends or performance bonuses.
UFC 187 was hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Daniel Cormier: $180,000 (includes $90,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Johnson: $500,000
Chris Weidman: $500,000 ($250,000 win bonus)
def. Vitor Belfort: $300,000
Donald Cerrone: $152,000 ($76,000 win bonus)
def. John Makdessi: $30,000
Andrei Arlovski: $84,000 ($42,000 win bonus)
def. Travis Browne: $60,000
Joseph Benavidez: $106,000 ($53,000 win bonus)
def. John Moraga: $28,000
John Dodson: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus)
def. Zach Makovsky: $19,000
Dong Hyun Kim: $116,000 ($58,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Burkman: $45,000
Rafael Natal: $70,000 ($35,000 win bonus)
def. Uriah Hall: $14,000
Colby Covington: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Pyle: $51,000
Islam Makhachev: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Leo Kuntz: $10,000
Justin Scoggins: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Sampo: $13,000