Despite losing his heavyweight title and having his face mauled to the point where he’s barely recognizable, former UFC champion Junior dos Santos (Pictured) still left UFC 155 as the night’s biggest winner.
According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, dos Santos scored a cool $400,000 for his lopsided unanimous decision defeat to Cain Velasquez.
Velasquez, meanwhile, left Las Vegas with the hardware and $200,000, half of which came via win bonus.
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 Las Vegas hosted Saturday’s event.
Here are the official salaries for UFC 155:
(Total disclosed payroll: $1.261 million)
John Moraga: $22,000 (Includes $11,000 win bonus)
Chris Cariaso: $12,000
Max Holloway: $24,000 (Includes $12,000 win bonus)
Leonard Garcia: $20,000
Todd Duffee: $16,000 (Includes $8,000 win bonus)
Philip De Fries: $14,000
Myles Jury: $16,000 (Includes $8,000 win bonus)
Michael Johnson: $14,000
Jamie Varner: $24,000 (Includes $12,000 win bonus)
Melvin Guillard: $42,000
Erik Perez: $20,000 (Includes $10,000 win bonus)
Byron Bloodworth: $6,000
Eddie Wineland: $30,000 (Includes $15,000 win bonus)
Brad Pickett: $17,000
Derek Brunson: $30,000 (Includes $17,000 win bonus)
Chris Leben: $51,000
Yushin Okami: $84,000 (Includes $42,000 win bonus)
Alan Belcher: $37,000
Constantinos Philippou: $36,000 (Includes $18,000 win bonus)
Tim Boetsch: $37,000
Jim Miller: $82,000 (Includes $41,000 win bonus)
Joe Lauzon: $27,000
Cain Velasquez: $200,000 (Includes $100,000 win bonus)
Junior dos Santos: $400,000