UFC 141 Fighter Salaries: Brock Lesnar, Alistair Overeem account for half of total payrollPosted on January 1, 2012, 12:47 PM by Joey Santosus
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the final salary figures for fighters competing on Friday's UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem card from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Leading the way was former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, who earned $400,000 in a losing effort against promotional newcomer, Alistair Overeem, in the headlining bout. The fight appears to have been his last, as Lesnar announced his retirement immediately following the defeat.
In a not-so-distant second was his opponent, Overeem, who took home $385,714.28 for his first-round TKO win over Lesnar. With the victory, the Dutchman emerged as the division's number-one contender, and will now challenge Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos for the title sometime in 2012.
Complete UFC 141 Fighter Salaries (Total Payroll Disclosed: $1,369,714.28):
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: These figures do not reflect deductions and/or fighter bonuses for whom they may apply
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