So you wanna be a Fighter? lets see how much does it pay. The recently concluded UFC 187 garnered a huge success and big income too. When Chris Weidman beat the brazillian Vitor Belfort he retained his title as well as a wopping $500,000 for his first round victory. Despite the loss, Rumble Jhonson took home $500,000 same as Weidman and Daniel Cormier at $180,000. A complete list of the UFC 187 salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter’s total earnings, as sponsorship money, pay-per-view income, and discretionary post-fight bonuses are not publicly disclosed.
Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Daniel Cormier ($90,000 + $90,000 = $180,000) def. Anthony Johnson ($500,000)
Chris Weidman ($250,000 + $250,000 = $500,000) def. Vitor Belfort ($300,000)
Donald Cerrone ($76,000 + $76,000 = $152,000) def. John Makdessi ($30,000)
Andrei Arlovski ($42,000 + $42,000 = $84,000) def. Travis Browne ($60,000)
Joseph Benavidez ($53,000 + $53,000 = $106,000) def. John Moraga ($28,000)
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
John Dodson ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Zach Makovsky ($19,000)
Dong Hyun Kim ($58,000 + $58,000 = $116,000) def. Josh Burkman ($45,000)
Rafael Natal ($35,000 + $35,000 = $70,000) def. Uriah Hall ($14,000)
Colby Covington ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Mike Pyle ($51,000)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Islam Makhachev ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Leo Kuntz ($10,000)
Justin Scoggins ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Josh Sampo ($13,000)
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Chris Weidman proved all doubters wrong once again as he pounded his way to victory in the first round @ ufc 187.
Full fight detail below.
Weidman improved to 13-0 and has defended his belt for the third time now. (Anderson, Machida, and now Belfort)