Junior Dos Santos Leads UFC 155 Fighter Salaries

December 31, 2012
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Junior dos Santos UFC 146Junior Dos Santos didn’t walk out of UFC 155 with the heavyweight title, but he did leave with the biggest payday of anybody on the year end card that took place in Las Vegas.

The figures were released on Monday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Dos Santos would likely trade that money for another crack at Cain Velasquez, but either way he walked out of UFC 155 with a hefty $400,000 paycheck for his effort in the fight.

For his part, Velasquez earned $200,000 in a winning effort with $100,000 of that coming from his contracted win bonus.

Check out the list below for the full salaries from UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez:

Cain Velasquez: $200,000 – $100,000 to win, $100,000 to show
Junior Dos Santos: $400,000 no bonus

Jim Miller – $82,000 – $41,000 to win, $41,000 to show (Miller also picked up $65,000 for his Fight of the Night bonus, total disclosed earnings – $147,000)
Joe Lauzon – $27,000 (Same Fight of the Night bonus for Lauzon, total disclosed earnings – $92,000)

Costa Philippou – $36,000 – $18,000 to win, $18,000 to show
Tim Boetsch – $37,000 no bonus

Yushin Okami – $84,000 – $42,000 to win, $42,000 to show
Alan Belcher – $37,000 no bonus

Derek Brunson – $30,000 – $13,000 to show, $17,000 to win
Chris Leben – $51,000 no bonus

Eddie Wineland – $30,000 – $15,000 to win, $15,000 to show
Brad Pickett – $17,000 no bonus

Erik Perez – $20,000 – $10,000 to win, $10,000 to show
Byron Bloodworth – $6,000 no bonus

Jamie Varner – $24,000 – $12,000 to win, $12,000 to show
Melvin Guillard – $42,000

Myles Jury – $16,000 – $8,000 to win, $8,000 to show
Michael Johnson – $14,000

Todd Duffee – $16,000 – $8,000 to win, $8,000 to show (Duffee also received $65,000 for Knockout of the Night, total disclosed earnings – $81,000)
Phil DeFries – $14,000 no bonus

Max Holloway – $24,000 – $12,000 to win, $12,000 to show
Leonard Garcia – $20,000 no bonus

John Moraga – $22,000 – $11,000 to win, $11,000 to show (Moraga also received $65,000 for Submission of the night, total disclosed earnings – $87,000)
Chris Cariaso – $12,000 no bonus

  • GoNoles

    holy hell duffee makes 8k and if he wins another 8k, that is terrible i know they have sponsors and all that but damn.

    • shakejunt

      crazy considering hw’s are traditionally bigger draws

  • bajafox

    I wonder how much Nike paid JDS to take a pounding?

  • Oswald Cobblepott

    Very little money to risk it all in there, while Dana White spends 15k on dinner with the Fertitas the fighters are struggling to make payments on compact cars. Sad state of GREED!

  • Derelicte

    The small purses for the under cards will lead mma to a fate similar to boxing

  • Holy tiny i know they have contracts and the boxing under cards suck too but dam doesn’t really show how the ufc flourishing

  • Duffee was well down on the card guys, so this is normal. Once u start winning a few and your on the ppv show your management really should be able to boost your earnings.

    • GoNoles

      for it to be anywhere on the card is terrible bro dont sit here and talk to me like im a simpleton i know exactly how it works and its ridiculous period.dudes still gotta pay for training and so on and so forth

  • F

    it continues to amaze me how skill and paychecks are unrelated