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‘UFC on FUEL TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier’ Salaries Released

Written by Tom Ngo
May 17th, 2012
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The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Tuesday’s “UFC on FUEL TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier” event.

Despite performing in the night’s third-to-last fight, lightweight Donald Cerrone was the show’s highest earner. “Cowboy” pocketed a cool $60,000 for his landslide unanimous decision victory over Jeremy Stephens.

Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung only earned $34,000 for putting Dustin Poirier to sleep in the card’s featured attraction. However, Jung also scored another $80k in ‘Fight Night’ bonuses.

Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.

Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.

Patriot Center in Fairfax hosted Tuesday’s event.

Here are the official salaries for ‘UFC on FUEL TV 3 (Courtesy of MMAWeekly):

(Total disclosed payroll: $481,000)

Preliminary Card:

Francisco Rivera: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Alex Soto: $6,000

Johnny Eduardo: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Jeff Curran: $8,000

Rafael Dos Anjos: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Kamal Shalorus: $11,000

T.J. Grant: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Carlo Prater: $10,000

Cody McKenzie: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Marcus LeVesseur: $6,000

Brad Tavares: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Dongi Yang: $12,000

Main Card:

Tom Lawlor: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Jason MacDonald: $19,000

Igor Pokrajac: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Fabio Maldonado: $11,000

Yves Jabouin: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jeff Hougland: $8,000

Donald Cerrone: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Jeremy Stephens: $24,000

Amir Sadollah: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Jorge Lopez: $6,000

Chan Sung Jung: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Dustin Poirier: $14,000

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