UFC Fight Night 82 Fighter Salaries: Roy Nelson Sits Atop Payroll

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson put on a masterful striking performance to defeat Johny Hendricks at UFC Fight Night 82 on Saturday night, but he couldn’t come close to the top of the disclosed fighter payroll.

While Thompson scored $48,000 in pay, as well as a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, for his efforts, Hendricks topped him with a $100,000 payday in defeat.

Roy NelsonThat wasn’t enough to take top honors on the payroll, however, as Roy Nelson was paid $125,000 for his co-main event victory over Jared Rosholt.

The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday released the disclosed payroll to MMAWeekly.com.

The disclosed fighter payroll does not include discretionary bonuses, Reebok apparel bonuses, pay-per-view points, endorsements, or other income not included on bout agreements.

UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson took place on Saturday, Feb. 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson Fighter Salaries

Stephen Thompson: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Johny Hendricks: $100,000

Roy Nelson: $125,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus) def. Jared Rosholt: $33,000

Ovince Saint Preux: $102,000 (includes $51,000 win bonus) def. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante: $42,000

Joseph Benavidez: $118,000 (includes $59,000 win bonus) def. Zach Makovsky: $19,000

Misha Cirkunov: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Alex Nicholson: $10,000

Mike Pyle: $106,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus) def. Sean Spencer: $17,000

Josh Burkman: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus) def. K.J. Noons: $34,000

Derrick Lewis: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Damian Grabowski: $18,000

Justin Scoggins: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Ray Borg: $18,000

Diego Rivas: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Noad Lahat: $17,000

Mickey Gall: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Mike Jackson: $10,000

Alex White: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Artem Lobov: $13,000

UFC Fight Night 82 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $1,092,000