Junior dos Santos did not retain his heavyweight crown in the UFC 155 headliner on Saturday night, but he did leave the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with the evening’s largest disclosed payday.

According to salary information released by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday, “Cigano” pocketed $400,000 in dropping a five-round verdict to Cain Velasquez, who earned $200,000 for regaining the belt he lost to dos Santos at UFC on Fox 1 in November 2011.

Additionally, former middleweight No. 1 contender Yushin Okami raked $84,000 for his unanimous decision triumph over Alan Belcher ($37,000), while Jim Miller made $82,000 in dispatching Joe Lauzon ($27,000) in a wildly entertaining co-main event.

Also on the main card, Constantinos Philippou ($36,000) earned the biggest win of his career to date, scoring a third-round technical knockout of rising contender Tim Boetsch ($37,000). Octagon debutante Derek Brunson ($30,000) kicked off the pay-per-view broadcast with a unanimous decision triumph against popular brawler Chris Leben ($51,000).

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

UFC 155 Payouts:

Cain Velasquez: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
Junior dos Santos: $400,000

Jim Miller: $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus)
Joe Lauzon: $27,000

Constantinos Philippou: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Tim Boetsch: $37,000

Yushin Okami: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
Alan Belcher: $37,000

Derek Brunson: $30,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Chris Leben: $51,000

Eddie Wineland: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Brad Pickett: $17,000

Erik Perez: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Byron Bloodworth: $6,000

Jamie Varner: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Melvin Guillard: $42,000

Myles Jury: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Michael Johnson: $14,000

Todd Duffee: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Philip De Fries: $14,000

Max Holloway: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Leonard Garcia: $20,000

John Moraga: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus)
Chris Cariaso: $12,000

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