The good news for heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos (Pictured), no UFC 146 fighter was paid more than the $200,000 flat salary he pocketed. The bad news for JDS, the man he utterly destroyed made the exact same amount in defeat.
Despite getting TKO’d in the 2ndRound of Saturday night’s main event, Frank Mir also took home a cool $200k for merely stepping inside the Octagon.
Former champion Cain Velasquez left Las Vegas with the same stack, but half of his $200,000 paycheck came via ‘win bonus’ for annihilating Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the show’s co-featured attraction.
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 pay-per-view commissions, Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Nevada hosted this weekend’s festivities.
Here are the official paydays for UFC 146:
(Total disclosed payroll: $1,233,000)
Mike Brown: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
def. Daniel Pineda: $10,000
Glover Teixeira: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Kyle Kingsbury: $12,000
Paul Sass: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jacob Volkmann: $20,000
Dan Hardy: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Duane Ludwig: $18,000
C.B. Dollaway: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Jason Miller: $45,000
Jamie Varner: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Edson Barboza: $18,000
Darren Elkins: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Diego Brandao: $15,000
Stefan Struve: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Lavar Johnson: $26,000
Stipe Miocic: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Shane Del Rosario: $20,000
Roy Nelson: $40,000 (includes $20,00 win bonus)
def. Dave Herman: $21,000
Cain Velasquez: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Antonio Silva: $70,000
Junior dos Santos: $200,000 (no win bonus)
def. Frank Mir: $200,000