Michael Bisping realized his dream on Saturday night, winning the UFC middleweight championship by knocking out Luke Rockhold. It was a great moment for Bisping, but it didn’t put him atop of the UFC 199 fighter salaries.
UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz defeated Urijah Faber in the night’s co-main event, but he didn’t receive the top payout either.
That distinction went to Dan Henderson, who was fighting the final bout of his current contract and defeated Hector Lombard with his patented H-Bomb.
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Henderson topped the disclosed fighter payroll with an $800,000 payday for his efforts, while Cruz was runner-up at $350,000. Bisping and Rockhold each netted $250,000 in the main event.
The California State Athletic Commission released the fighter salaries on Monday.
UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 took place on Saturday, June 4, at The Forum in Los Angeles.
UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 Fighter Salaries
- Michael Bisping: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. Luke Rockhold: $250,000
- Dominick Cruz: $350,000 (no win bonus) def. Urijah Faber: $160,000
- Max Holloway: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus) def. Ricardo Lamas: $53,000
- Dan Henderson: $800,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus) def. Hector Lombard: $53,000
- Dustin Poirier: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus) def. Bobby Green: $24,000
- Brian Ortega: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Clay Guida: $55,000
- Beneil Dariush: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus) def. James Vick: $23,000
- Jessica Andrade: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Jessica Penne: $20,000
- Alex Caceres: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Cole Miller: $33,000
- Sean Strickland: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Tom Breese: $19,000
- Luis Henrique da Silva: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jonathan Wilson: $12,000
- Kevin Casey: $15,000 vs. Elvis Mutapcic: $16,000
- Polo Reyes: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim: $10,000
UFC 199 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $2,689,000