The Ultimate Fighting Championship crowned a new light heavyweight champion at UFC 187 on May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Daniel Cormier defeated Antony Johnson to capture the vacant title.
The Nevada Athletic Commission released the UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier salaries on Tuesday. Chris Weidman and Anthony Johnson were the highest earners on the fight card, banking $500,000 each.
UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier Fighter Salaries
Daniel Cormier: $180,000 (includes $90,000 win bonus) def.
Anthony Johnson: $500,000
Chris Weidman: $500,000 (includes $250,000 win bonus) def. Vitor Belfort: $300,000
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone: $152,000 (includes $76,000 win bonus) def. John Makdessi: $30,000
Andrei Arlovski: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus) def. Travis Browne: $60,000
Joseph Benavidez: $106,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus) def. John Moraga: $28,000
John Dodson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Zach Makovsky: $19,000
Dong Hyun Kim: $116,000 (includes $58,000 win bonus) def. Josh Burkman: $45,000
Rafael Natal: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Uriah Hall: $14,000
Rose Namajunas: $27,000 (includes $2,000, or 20% of Nina Ansaroff purse) vs. Nina Ansaroff: $8,000 (forfeited 20% of purse after failing to make weight)
Colby Covington: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Mike Pyle: $51,000
Islam Makhachev: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Leo Kuntz: $10,000
Justin Scoggins: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Josh Sampo: $13,000
The UFC 187 payouts, however, are only the publicly disclosed bout salaries and do not take into account pay-per-view percentages and other earnings.