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‘UFC on FOX 17: Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone’ Salaries Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
December 21st, 2015
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UFC Alistair Overeem

The Florida State Boxing Commission has released the disclosed salaries for all the athletes who competed in Saturday’s “UFC on FOX 17: Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone.”

Free agent Alistair Overeem (pictured) was the night’s highest earner, pocketing a total of 542,857 for knocking out former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in the co-main event.

Dos Santos came in second with $400,000.

UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos scored a flat $300,000 salary for retaining his title against Donald Cerrone 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 Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.

UFC on FOX 17 took place inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Here are the disclosed salaries for UFC on FOX 17:

Total disclosed salary: $2,027,857

Preliminary Card:

Francis Ngannou: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Defeats Luis Henrique: $10,000

Vicente Luque: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Defeats Hayder Hassan: $10,000

Kamaru Usman: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeats Leon Edwards: $15,000

Cole Miller: $66,000 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 to win)
Defeats Jim Alers: $10,000

Nik Lentz: $70,000 ($35,000 to show, $35,000 to win)
Defeats Danny Castillo: $39,000

Tamdan McCrory: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
Defeats Josh Samman: $10,000

Valentina Shevchenko: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeats Sarah Kaufman: $22,000

Nate Marquardt: $98,000 ($49,000 to show, $49,000 to win)
Defeats C.B. Dollaway: $40,000

Charles Oliveira: $66,600 ($29,600 to show, $37,000 to win)*
Defeats Myles Jury: $30,000

Main Card:

Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win)
Defeats Randa Markos: $12,000

Nate Diaz: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Defeats Michael Johnson: $30,000

Alistair Overeem: $542,857 ($342,857 to show, $200,000 win bonus)
Defeats Junior dos Santos: $400,000

Rafael dos Anjos: $300,000 (flat salary)
Defeats Donald Cerrone $79,000

* Oliveira docked 20% ($7,400) of purse for missing weight.

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