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Monday, Sep 12, 2016

UFC 203: CM Punk Among Card’s Highest Earners Following MMA Debut

CM Punk (photo via FS1)

By FCF Staff

CM Punk was one of pro-wrestling’s biggest names prior to his UFC signing, and that fact is clearly demonstrated in how much money he earned for his MMA debut.

Punk, or Phil Brooks, was reportedly paid $500,000 for his bout at UFC 203 on Saturday night, which saw him quickly submitted by Mickey Gall. The latter earned $30,000 for the fight (according to figures that the Ohio Commission disclosed to MMA Junkie.com).

The card’s highest earner was Alistair Overeem, who made $800,000 for his KO loss to Stipe Miocic. The heavyweight champ made $600K for his first title defense.

Here are the payroll figures that were disclosed to the commission by the UFC. The totals do not include any additional funds a fighter may have earned due to pay-per-view dividends or performance bonuses. If a fighter earned a win bonus it is reflected in brackets, and is included in the total to the left.

Stipe Miocic: $600,000

def. Alistair Overeem: $800,000

Fabricio Werdum: $375,000 ($125,000 win bonus)

def. Travis Browne: $120,000

Mickey Gall: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)

def. Phil “CM Punk” Brooks: $500,000

Jimmie Rivera: $48,000 ($24,000 win bonus)

def. Urijah Faber: $160,000

Jessica Andrade: $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus)

def. Joanne Calderwood: $25,000

Bethe Correia: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus)

def. Jessica Eye: $25,000

Brad Tavares: $56,000 ($28,000 win bonus)

def. Caio Magalhaes: $20,000

Nik Lentz: $76,000 ($38,000 win bonus)

def. Michael McBride: $12,000

Yancy Medeiros: $48,000 ($24,000 win bonus)

def. Sean Spencer: $17,000

Drew Dober: $38,000 ($19,000 win bonus)

def. Jason Gonzales: $10,000


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posted by FCF Staff @ 2:43 pm
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