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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

UFC 187: Chris Weidman And Anthony Johnson Lead Way in Payroll

Weidman (photo Josh Hedges/ UFC/ ZUFFA)

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

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posted by FCF Staff @ 8:21 pm
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