was the top earner of a star-studded UFC
field, taking home $300,000 in a losing effort against
($174,000) in Saturday’s co-main event.
Overeem was also rewarded handsomely in defeat, as the former
Strikeforce heavyweight ruler garnered $285,714 in a third-round
knockout loss to Antonio
Silva ($70,000). The Nevada Athletic Commission released the
salary figures on Monday.
UFC 156 took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas
and was headlined by a featherweight title clash between reigning
champion Jose Aldo
($240,000) and former 155-pound king Frankie
Edgar ($120,000). Aldo survived a late charge by “The Answer”
to capture a unanimous verdict, his fourth successful title defense
in the Octagon.
Also on the main card, Demain Maiaj ($120,000) outgrappled Jon Fitch
($66,000) to secure his third win since dropping to welterweight,
Benavidez ($60,000) outpointed Ian McCall
($9,000) in a battle of flyweight contenders.
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
UFC 156 Salaries:
Aldo: $240,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus)
Rogerio Nogueira: $174,000 (includes $67,000 win bonus)
Silva: $70,000 (no win bonus)
Maia: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
Benavidez: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Dunham: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
Woodley: $87,000 (includes $43,500 win bonus)
Green: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Vallie-Flagg: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Kimura: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Rivera: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
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