The UFC 146: dos Santos vs. Mir fighter salaries on Tuesday were released to MMAWeekly.com by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
The main event at Saturday’s event featured Junior dos Santos establishing his dominance as UFC heavyweight champion, finishing Frank Mir in the second round of their championship bout.
The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses.
Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters’ salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.
Junior dos Santos: $200,000 (no win bonus)
def. Frank Mir: $200,000
Cain Velasquez: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Antonio Silva: $70,000
Roy Nelson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Dave Herman: $21,000
Stipe Miocic: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Shane Del Rosario: $20,000
Stefan Struve: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Lavar Johnson: $26,000
Darren Elkins: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Diego Brandao: $15,000
Jamie Varner: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Edson Barboza, Jr.: $18,000
C.B. Dollaway: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Jason Miller: $45,000
Dan Hardy: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Duane Ludwig: $18,000
Paul Sass: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jacob Volkmann: $20,000
Glover Teixeira: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Kyle Kingsbury: $12,000
Mike Brown: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
def. Daniel Pineda: $10,000
UFC 146: dos Santos vs. Mir Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $1,233,000
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