UFC 141 Fighter Salaries

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Brock Lesnar was the big winner – and loser – at last night’s UFC 141.  In what proved to be the former UFC Heavyweight Champion’s swan song in the Octagon, Lesnar fell to Alistair Overeem after a barrage of body shots.  But Lesnar did leave the event with the fattest pockets – he took home $400,000.  Same story with Donald Cerrone – The Cowboy might have fallen to Nate Diaz, but his earnings from Friday night made him one of the ten top earners in the sport in 2011.

In all, it was a lucrative event for the fighters on the card, as the UFC paid out over $1.5 million in salaries.  And this doesn’t include any fighter who might also be earning a piece of the pay-per-view revenues (for instance, Overeem’s UFC contract pays him $2 per PPV buy). Here arethe total reported purses for all 20 fighters at UFC 141, straight from the Las Vegas Athletic Commission 

Brock Lesnar: $400,000

Alistair Overeem: $385,714.28 ($264,285.71 to show, $121,428.57 win bonus)

Nate Diaz: $149,000 ($37,000 to show, $37,000 win bonus, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Johny Hendricks: $127,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 win bonus, $75,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Donald Cerrone: $105,000 (30,000 to show, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Dong Hyun Kim: $82,000 ($41,000 to show, $41,000 win bonus)

Jon Fitch: $60,000

Vladimir Matyushenko: $40,000

Ross Pearson:
$40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus)

Danny Castillo: $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 win bonus)

Alexander Gustafsson: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus)

Jacob Volkmann: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus)

Diego Nunes: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

Manny Gamburyan: $18,000

Jimy Hettes: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Anthony Njokuani: $12,000

Efrain Escudero: $10,000

Nam Phan: $8,000

Sean Pierson: $8,000

Junior Assuncao: $8,000

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