The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the disclosed salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s historic “UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes” extravaganza.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (pictured), who was on a “one-off” loaner from the WWE for the night, was by far and way the card’s highest earner with a UFC-record $2.5 million show purse. Lesnar did not receive a win bonus for defeating Mark Hunt in the co-main event, but will make make a boatload after receiving his piece of the pay-per-view pie.
Hunt scored $700,000 for facing Lesnar.
Miesha Tate, who lost her bantamweight belt to Amanda Nunes in the featured attraction, made $500,000. Nunes walked away with a flat Amanda Nunes: $100,000 salary in addition to her new jewelry.
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.
UFC 200 took place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Here are the disclosed salaries from Saturday’s fights:
(Total discloses payroll: $6,979,000)
Jim Miller: $118,000 ($59,000 to show, $59,000 to win)
Defeated Takanori Gomi: $55,000
Gegard Mousasi: $110,000 ($75,000 to show, $35,000 to win)
Defeated Thiago Santos: $28,000
Joe Lauzon: $108,000 ($54,000 to show, $54,000 to win)
Defeated Diego Sanchez: $80,000
Sage Northcutt: $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Defeated Enrique Marin: $13,000
TJ Dillashaw: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Defeated Raphael Assuncao: $42,000
Kelvin Gastelum: $102,000 ($33,000 to show, $53,000 to win, $16,000 from Hendricks)
Defeated Johny Hendricks: $80,000*
Julianna Pena: $64,000 ($32,000 to show, $32,000 to win)
Defeated Cat Zingano: $35,000
Cain Velasquez: $300,000 (no win bonus)
Defeated Travis Browne: $120,000
Jose Aldo: $500,000 ($400,000 to show, $100,000 win bonus)
Defeated Frankie Edgar: $190,000
Daniel Cormier: $500,000 (no win bonus)
Defeated Anderson Silva: $600,000
Brock Lesnar: $2,500,000 (no win bonus)
Defeated Mark Hunt: $700,000
Amanda Nunes: $100,000 (no win bonus)
Defeated Miesha Tate: $500,000
* – Hendricks forfeits 20 percents ($16,000) of purse to Gastelum for missing weight