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‘UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes’ Salaries Released, Brock Lesnar Banks Big

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
July 11th, 2016
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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)

Preliminary Card:

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

Main Card:

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

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