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Winner of UFC 141′s main event, Alistair Overeem ($385,714.28), and opponent Brock Lesnar ($400,000) were the top earners in Friday’s event.
The full list of payouts are as follows:
Alistair Overeem: $385,714.28 (includes $121,428.57 win bonus) def. Brock Lesnar: $400,000
Nate Diaz: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus) def. Donald Cerrone: $30,000
Johny Hendricks: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus) def. Jon Fitch: $60,000
Alexander Gustafsson: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Vladimir Matyushenko: $40,000
Jim Hettes: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Nam Phan: $8,000
Ross Pearson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Junior Assuncao: $8,000
Danny Castillo: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Njokuani: $12,000
Dong Hyun Kim: $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus) def. Sean Pierson: $8,000
Jacob Volkmann: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Efrain Escudero: $10,000
Diego Nunes: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Manny Gamburyan: $18,000
Note: The figures do not include deductions for insurance, licenses, taxes, and extra payments from sponsors.
Welterweights Matt Riddle and Luis Ramos didn’t get the chance to fight on Friday, but still earned their full paychecks.
Riddle was expected to face Ramos in the second fight of the night, but Riddle was ill throughout the day and was unable to get cleared to fight.
According to officials, both fighters earned their full amount of salary. Riddle earned $30,000 and Ramos took home $12,000.
Friday’s UFC 141 year-end event drew an announced 12,158 attendance, with a live gate of $3.1 million.
UFC President Dana White announced the figures in the post-fight press conference Friday after the event.
- Fedor Emelianenko def. Satoshi Ishii by knockout. Round 1, 2:34
- Dream Lightweight Championship: Shinya Aoki def. Satoru Kitaoka by unanimous decision
- Dream Featherweight Championship: Hiroyuki Takaya def. “Lion Takeshi” Inoue by unanimous decision
- Dream Bantamweight Grand Prix Final: Bibiano Fernandes def. Antonio Banuelos by TKO. Round 1, 1:21
- Katsunori Kikuno def. Yuichiro Nagashima by TKO. Round 2, 2:34
- Megumi Fujii def. Karla Benitez by submission. Round 1, 1:25
- Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Kazuyuki Miyata by submission. Round 2, 4:54
- Hayato Sakurai def. Ryo Chonan by unanimous decision
- Dream Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinal: Bibiano Fernandes def. Rodolfo Marques Diniz by unanimous decision
- Dream Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinal: Antonio Banuelos def. Masakazu Imanari by split decision
- Dream Bantamweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout: Yusup Saadulaev def. Hideo Tokoro by knockout. Round 1, 0:42
Photo: Alistair Overeem (L) vs. Brock Lesnar (Scott Peterson/MMA Weekly)