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‘UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou’ Salaries Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
January 16th, 2014
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The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Wednesday’s “UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou” event.

Luke Rockhold (pictured) was the night’s highest earner, scoring $80,000, with half of his check coming via win bonus, for his first round TKO victory over Constantinos Philippou in the show’s featured attraction.

Philippou made just $23,000.

Seven-year UFC veteran Cole Miller pocketed the second-largest payday with $56,000 for submitting Sam Sicilia.

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.

UFC Fight Night 35 took place Wednesday inside Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia.

Here are the official salaries for UFC Fight Night 35 (Courtesy of MMAJunkie):

Preliminary Card:

Beneil Dariush: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Defeated Charlie Brenneman: $10,000

Vinc Pichel: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Defeated Garett Whiteley: $8,000

Louis Smolka: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Defeated Alptekin Ozkilic: $10,000

Trevor Smith: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Defeated Brian Houston: $8,000

Elias Silverio: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Isaac Vallie-Flagg: $12,000

Ramsey Nijem: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Defeated Justin Edwards: $10,000

Main Card:

Cole Miller: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
Defeated Sam Sicilia: $10,000

John Moraga: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Defeated Dustin Ortiz: $10,000

Yoel Romero: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Defeated Derek Brunson: $19,000

T.J. Dillashaw: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Defeated Mike Easton: $14,000

Brad Tavares: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Defeated Lorenz Larkin: $26,000

Luke Rockhold: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
Defeated Constantinos Philippou: $23,000

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