May 26, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Junior Dos Santos reacts after defeating Frank Mir (not pictured) during the UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden event center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
UFC 146 fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Dos Santos vs. Mir" pay-per-view (PPV) event this past Saturday night (May 26, 2012) from the MGM Grand Garden Casino in Las Vegas were released to MMAmania.com earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Junior dos Santos, Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez finished in a three-way tie for top payout of the night, banking $200,000 for their respective performances. "Cigano" was not entitled to a win bonus, which Cain used to double his 100k income in the wake of his technical knockout win over Antonio Silva ($70,000).
Stefan Struve was next on the list with $58,000, which he earned for dispatching Lavar Johnson ($26,000) with a first round armbar. That was just a few thousand higher than longtime veteran Mike Brown, who banked a crisp $52,000 for outlasting Daniel Pineda ($10,000).
But that's not all.
Here is the complete list of UFC 146 salaries and payouts:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 146: "Dos Santos vs. Mir" was $1,233,000.
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 146 click here.
For complete UFC 146 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.