‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Salaries Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
February 22nd, 2014

Strikeforce Daniel Cormier

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann” event.

Despite competing in the show’s co-main event, Daniel Cormier (pictured) was the night’s highest earner with $160,000. Half of the light heavyweight’s paycheck came from beating Patrick Cummins.

Cummins scored just $8,000 in his big league debut.

UFC bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey, meanwhile, pocketed $110,000 for TKO’ing Sara McMann in the card’s featured attraction. McMann made $16,000.

Don’t worry about Rousey’s payday, she will also receive a piece of the pay-per-view pie. However, that figure will not be disclosed.

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.

Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas hosted Saturday’s event (courtesy of MMAJunkie).

(Total disclosed payroll: $843,000)

Preliminary Card:

Ernest Chavez: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Yosdenis Cedeno: $8,000

Zach Makovsky: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Sampo: $10,000

Erik Koch: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Rafaello Oliveira: $14,000

Aljamain Sterling: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Gibson: $8,000

Raphael Assuncao: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Pedro Munhoz: $8,000

Alexis Davis: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Jessica Eye: $8,000

Main Card:

Stephen Thompson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Robert Whittaker: $15,000

Mike Pyle: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
def. T.J. Waldburger: $18,000

Rory MacDonald: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Demian Maia: $64,000

Daniel Cormier: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)
def. Patrick Cummins: $8,000

Ronda Rousey: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. Sara McMann: $16,000

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