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UFC 155 is in the books and payouts and salaries are in the checkbooks. Here's a complete list of last Saturday night's earnings for all the fighters competing at "Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2" in Las Vegas.
UFC 155 fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event this past Saturday night (Dec. 29, 2012) from the MGM Grand Garden Casino in Las Vegas were released to MMAmania.com earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
And Junior dos Santos is your winner.
"Cigano" may have coughed up his heavyweight strap to Cain Velasquez after five rounds of brutality, but he has 400,000 reasons to feel better about himself on Monday morning. Velasquez, meanwhile, reclaimed his title and a $200,000 payday with the lopsided win in "Sin City" (watch it here).
That's not all.
Former middleweight number one contender Yushin Okami took third with $84,000 after outworking Alan Belcher ($37,000), which is just a few dollars ahead of Jim Miller, who banked $82,000 for his "Fight of the Night" against Joe Lauzon ($27,000).
Here are the complete UFC 155 payouts and salaries:
Cain Velasquez: $200,000 ($100,000 to show, $100,000 to win)
Junior dos Santos: $400,000
Velasquez def. Dos Santos via unanimous decision
John Moraga: $22,000 ($11,000 to show, $11,000 to win)
Chris Cariaso: $12,000
Cariaso def. Moraga via submission
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 155: "Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2" was $1,261,000.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments such as PPV bonuses, among others. 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 UFC 155 click here.
For complete UFC 155 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.