UFC 131 fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" event on June 11, 2011 from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada were released late last night by the Vancouver Athletic Commission.
Freshly minted heavyweight number one contender Junior dos Santos was the big earner of the night, hauling in a whopping $200,000 (plus win bonus) for his three-round decision victory over Shane Carwin.
"The Engineer" rode home with a busted up face and $40,000 to help for repairs.
Coming in second was Kenny Florian, who not only made a successful debut in the featherweight division but also may have earned a shot at division champion Jose Aldo along with his $130,00 (plus win bonus).
Diego Nunes, the unwilling stepping stone for "Ken Flo," raked in a measly $12,000.
Here is the complete list of UFC 131 payouts (via MMAFighting.com):
Junior dos Santos: $100,000 ($100,000 win bonus) def. Shane Carwin: $40,000
Kenny Florian: $65,000 ($65,000 win bonus) def. Diego Nunes: $12,000
Mark Munoz: $30,000 ($30,000 win bonus) def. Demian Maia: $43,000
Dave Herman: $18,000 ($18,000 win bonus) def. Jon Olav Einemo: $15,000
Donald Cerrone: $20,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. Vagner Rocha: $6,000
Sam Stout: $19,000 ($19,000 win bonus) def. Yves Edwards: $12,000
Chris Weidman: $10,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Jesse Bongfeldt: $6,000
Krzysztof Soszynski: $12,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Mike Massenzio: $8,000
Nick Ring: $8,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. James Head: $6,000
Dustin Poirier: $5,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Jason Young: $6,000
Joey Beltran: $12,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Aaron Rosa: $6,000
Darren Elkins: $8,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Michihiro Omigawa: $8,000
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 131 was $782,000.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
For example, the UFC often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night," "Knockout of the Night" and "Submission of the Night." To check out these figures for "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" go here.