The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson II” event.
Former light heavyweight top contender Anthony Johnson (pictured) was the night’s highest earner with $230,000 (half coming via win bonus) for beating Jimi Manuwa.
Former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski came in a close second by making a flat $225,000 salary in his controversial decision win over Frank Mir in the co-main event.
UFC president Dana White might consider reigning flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson the game’s top pound-for-pound fighter, but he sure isn’t paid like it. Johnson scored just $191,000 for beating John Dodson in the show’s 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 sponsorship money paid by Reebok 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 191:
Total disclosed payroll: $1,353,000
Joaquim Silva: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Nazareno Malegarie: $10,000
Joe Riggs: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus)
Defeated Ron Stallings: $12,000
Tiago Trator: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Clay Collard: $10,000
Raquel Pennington: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Jessica Andrade: $20,000
John Lineker: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 win bonus)
Defeated Francisco Rivera: $23,000
Ross Pearson: $90,000 ($45,000 to show, $45,000 win bonus)
Defeated Paul Felder: $18,000
Paige VanZant: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)
Defeated Alex Chambers: $12,000
Corey Anderson: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus)
Defeated Jan Blachowicz: $34,000
Anthony Johnson: $230,000 ($115,000 to show, $115,000 win bonus)
Defeated Jimi Manuwa: $24,000
Andrei Arlovski: $225,000 (flat salary)
Defeated Frank Mir: $200,000
Demetrious Johnson: $191,000 (133,000 to show, $58,000 win bonus)
Defeated John Dodson: $60,000