May 15, 2012; Fairfax, VA, USA; Donald Cerrone raises his hand in victory over Jeremy Stephens during the Korean zombie vs Poirier event at Patriot Center. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be cutting a few checks this week following its UFC on FUEL TV 3: "Koran Zombie vs. Poirier" broadcast last Tuesday night (May 15, 2012) from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, and figures released from the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation in Virginia tell us who's getting what.
Donald Cerrone leads the payday way with $60,000 following a lopsided unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens. "Lil' Heathen" takes home $24,000 in defeat. Coming in second was former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 champion Amir Sadollah, who banked $48,000 for squeaking past Jorge Lopez ($6,000) via split decision.
That's not all.
The complete list of UFC on FUEL TV 3 payouts and salaries after the jump.
Chan Sung Jung: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
Dustin Poirier: $14,000
Jung def. Poirier via submission
Amir Sadollah: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Jorge Lopez: $6,000
Sadollah def. Lopez via split decision
Donald Cerrone: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Jeremy Stephens: $24,000
Cerrone def. Stephens via unanimous decision
Yves Jabouin: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Jeff Hougland: $8,000
Jabouin def. Hougland via unanimous decision
Igor Pokrajac: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
Fabio Maldonado: $11,000
Pokrajac def. Maldonado via unanimous decision
Tom Lawlor: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Jason MacDonald: $19,000
Lawlor def. MacDonald via knockout
Brad Tavares: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Dongi Yang: $12,000
Tavares def. Yang via unanimous decision
Cody McKenzie: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Marcus LeVesseur: $6,000
McKenzie def. LeVesseur via submission
T.J. Grant: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Carlo Prater: $10,000
Grant def. Prater via unanimous decision
Rafael dos Anjos: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Kamal Shalorus: $11,000
Dos Anjos def. Shalorus via submission
Johnny Eduardo: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Jeff Curran: $8,000
Eduardo def. Curran via unanimous decision
Francisco Rivera: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Alex Soto: $6,000
Rivera def. Soto via unanimous decision
The total disclosed payroll for UFC on FUEL TV 3 was $481,000.
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 the "Korean Zombie vs. Poirier" event click here.
For complete UFC on FUEL TV 3 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.