UFC 187 Fighter Salaries: Chris Weidman and Anthony Johnson Top Payroll

May 26, 2015

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.

Middleweight titleholder Chris Weidman defended his belt for a third time by defeating Vitor Belfort in the opening round of the fight card’s co-main event.

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.

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