The Vancouver Athletic Commission on Friday released the UFC 131: dos Santos vs. Carwin fighter salary information.
Junior dos Santos was originally slated to face fellow “Ultimate Fighter Season 13” coach Brock Lesnar in the UFC 131 main event in Vancouver, but plans changed when Lesnar had to drop out due to a recent bout with diverticulitis. Carwin stepped in, but it was dos Santos that bloodied Carwin en route to a unanimous decision victory. The Brazilian kept his number-one contender status intact and will likely face UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 138 in November.
UFC 131: dos Santos vs. Carwin took place Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses.
Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters’ salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also 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 131 MAIN CARD FIGHTER SALARIES
-Junior dos Santos: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus) def. Shane Carwin: $40,000
-Kenny Florian: $130,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus) def. Diego Nunes: $12,000
-Mark Munoz: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Demian Maia: $43,000
-Dave Herman: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Jon Olav Einemo: $15,000
-Donald Cerrone: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Vagner Rocha: $6,000
UFC 131 PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTER SALARIES
-Sam Stout: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus) def. Yves Edwards: $12,000
-Chris Weidman: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jesse Bongfeldt: $6,000
-Krzysztof Soszynski: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Mike Massenzio: $8,000
-Nick Ring: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. James Head: $6,000
-Dustin Poirier: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Jason Young: $6,000
-Joey Beltran: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Aaron Rosa: $6,000
-Darren Elkins: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Michihiro Omigawa: $8,000
UFC 131 DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $782,000
view original article >>
UFC women's featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino has taken an aggressive step towards pursuing a professional boxing career. On Wednesday, Cyborg was approved for a boxing license by the Cali read news >>
After being released from the UFC following The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale in late 2015, flyweight Joby Sanchez has fought his way back to the organization. read news >>
Stefan Struve took home $15,000 in Reebok pay for an event that totaled $90,000.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Despite its controversial commission, the UFC intends to return Edmonton in the future after a successful debut with UFC 215. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
UFC 216 appears to be remaining as the Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee show as the official fight poster was unveiled. read news >>
Watch the UFC 216 video preview with two title fights on tap! Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee tops the card, while Demetrious Johnson attempts to make history. read news >>
UFC champion Jon Jones is in the midst facing what could be yet another setback in his life, but his manager refuses to believe he cheated. read news >>
The UFC today hosted a media event to promote September’s UFC 216 and October’s UFC 217 fight cards, which feature three championship bouts in total. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Two titles will go up for grabs at UFC 215 as Demetrious Johnson takes on Ray Borg and Amanda Nunes faces Valentina Shevchenko after they were originally scheduled to meet in July. On Thursday, all f read news >>
Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee had to be separated by UFC president Dana White on Thursday after a heated face off during a media day in Las Vegas. Ferguson will face Lee to crown a new interim lightwei read news >>