The California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto” event.
As expected, bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw (pictured) was the night’s highest earner. Dillahsaw walked away with $100,000, with half of his paycheck coming via win bonus, for knocking out last-second substitute Joe Soto in the show’s featured attraction.
Soto scored $20,000 in his UFC debut.
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.
Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento hosted Saturday’s event.
Here are the official salaries for UFC 177 (courtesy of MMAJunkie):
(Total disclosed payroll: $420,000)
Chris Wade: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Defeated Cain Carrizosa: $8,000
Anthony Hamilton: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Defeated Ruan Potts: $10,000
Derek Brunson: $44,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 win bonus)
Defeated Lorenz Larkin: $28,000
Yancy Medeiros: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)
Defeated Damon Jackson: $8,000
Carlos Diego Ferreira: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Ramsey Nijem: $18,000
Bethe Correia: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)
Defeated Shayna Baszler: $8,000
Tony Ferguson: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus)
Defeated Danny Castillo: $36,000
TJ Dillashaw: $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus)
Defeated Joe Soto: $20,000