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‘UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2’ Salaries Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
March 6th, 2017
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UFC Alistair Overeem

The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the disclosed salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2” event.

Despite opening up the main card, Alistair Overeem (pictured) and Mark Hunt were the night’s highest earners. Each heavyweight made a flat $750,000 salary.

Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who successfully defended his throne against Stephen Thompson in the show’s featured attraction, made $500,000, with $100,000 of his paycheck coming via win bonus.

Thompson pocketed $380,000.

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 209 took place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Here are UFC 207’s disclosed salaries released by the Nevada Athletic Commission:

Preliminary Card:

Albert Morales: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Defeated Andre Soukhamthath: $10,000

Tyson Pedro: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeated Paul Craig: $12,000

Mark Godbeer: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeated Daniel Spitz: $12,000

Iuri Alcantara: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Defeated Luke Sanders: $12,000

Darren Elkins: $92,000 ($46,000 to show, $46,000 to win)
Defeated Mirsad Bektic: $21,000

Marcin Tybura: $72,000 ($36,000 to show, $36,000 to win)
Defeated Luis Henrique: $16,000

Main Card:

Alistair Overeem: $750,000
Defeated Mark Hunt: $750,000

Cynthia Calvillo: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Defeated Amanda Cooper: $17,000

Daniel Kelly: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Defeated Rashad Evans: $150,000

David Teymur: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)
Defeated Lando Vannata: $25,000

Tyron Woodley: $500,000 ($400,000 to show, $100,000 to win)
Defeated Stephen Thompson: $380,000

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