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UFC 146 Fighter Salaries

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UFC 146 was a lucrative event for the fighters involved: six combatants walked away with six-figure checks from the UFC, and over $1.4 million was paid out to the 24 fighters on the card.  Here are the official fight purses for UFC 136, straight from the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Update: as crazy as it sounds, Lavar Johnson is the fifth highest paid fighter in 2012 so far.

Junior dos Santos: $200,000

Frank Mir: $200,000

Cain Velasquez: $200,000 ($100,000 to show, $100,000 win bonus)

Stefan Struve: $128,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 win bonus, $70,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

Dan Hardy: $120,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $70,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Roy Nelson: $110,000  ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus, $70,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Paul Sass: $90,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $70,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

Antonio Silva: $70,000

Mike Brown: $52,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 win bonus)

Jason Miller: $45,000

C.B. Dollaway: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus)

Glover Teixeira: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus)

Darren Elkins: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus)

Lavar Johnson: $26,000

Dave Herman: $21,000

Stipe Miocic: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Shane del Rosario: $20,000

Jamie Varner: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Jacob Volkmann: $20,000

Edson Barboza: $18,000

Duane Ludwig: $18,000

Diego Brandao:
$15,000

Kyle Kingsbury:
$12,000

Daniel Pineda: $10,000