UFC 146: dos Santos vs. Mir, fighter salaries


Fighter salaries for UFC 146: dos Santos vs. Mir were released on Tuesday by the Nevada Athletic Commission to MMAweekly.com.

Saturday night’s main event featured Junior dos Santos retaining his title as UFC heavyweight champion, defeating Frank Mir in the second round of their fight.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that the UFC is required by law to submit to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, but the fighters’ salaries are still public record. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.

UFC 146: dos Santos vs. Mir Fighter Salaries

Junior dos Santos: $200,000 (no win bonus)
defeated Frank Mir: $200,000

Cain Velasquez: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
defeated Antonio Silva: $70,000

Roy Nelson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)*
defeated Dave Herman: $21,000

Stipe Miocic: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
defeated Shane Del Rosario: $20,000

Stefan Struve: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)*
defeated Lavar Johnson: $26,000

Darren Elkins: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
defeated Diego Brandao: $15,000

Jamie Varner: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
defeated Edson Barboza, Jr.: $18,000

C.B. Dollaway: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
defeated Jason Miller: $45,000

Dan Hardy: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)*
defeated Duane Ludwig: $18,000

Paul Sass: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)*
defeated Jacob Volkmann: $20,000

Glover Teixeira: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
defeated Kyle Kingsbury: $12,000

Mike Brown: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
defeated Daniel Pineda: $10,000

*this fighter received an additional $70,000 bonus for KO/Submission of the Night which is not included in the above figures.

Further reading: UFC 146: dos Santos vs. Mir Payouts and Bonuses