UFC 160 payouts and salaries: Cain Velasquez commands top dollar with $400k, Junior dos Santos second with $240k

Victor Decolongon

How much did your favorite mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter make at last weekend's UFC 160 event in Las Vegas? Find out from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) below!

UFC 160 fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event this past Saturday night (May 25, 2013) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas were released to MMAmania.com earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Not surprisingly, reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and the man he took the strap from, Junior dos Santos, were the top earners of the night. Cain banked a flat-fee of $400,000 for pounding out "Bigfoot" Silva while "Cigano" claimed $240,000 for finishing Mark Hunt.

Heavyweights = heavy paydays.

The "Super Samoan" may have lost out on a potential title shot; however, he'll have 160,000 reasons to feel better about himself after taking a trip to his local financial institution. Trailing behind the New Zealander were Mike Pyle and Donald Cerrone, who scored $84,000 and $82,000, respectively, for their winning performances.

Here is the complete list of UFC 160 payouts and salaries.

Cain Velasquez: $400,000 (no win bonus)
Antonio Silva: $75,000
Velasquez def. Silva via technical knockout

Junior dos Santos: $240,000 ($120,000 to show, $120,000 to win)
Mark Hunt: $160,000
Dos Santos def. Hunt via knockout

Glover Teixeira: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
James Te Huna: $30,000
Teixeira def. Te Huna via submission

T.J. Grant: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Gray Maynard: $45,000
Grant def. Maynard via technical knockout

Donald Cerrone: $82,000 ($41,000 to show, $41,000 to win)
K.J. Noons: $41,000
Cerrone def. Noons via unanimous decision

Mike Pyle: $84,000 ($42,000 to show, $42,000 to win)
Rick Story: $27,000
Pyle def. Story via split decision

Dennis Bermudez: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)
Max Holloway: $14,000
Bermudez def. Holloway via split decision

Robert Whittaker: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Colton Smith: $15,000
Whitatker def. Smith via technical knockout

Khabib Nurmagomedov: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)
Abel Trujillo: $8,000
Nurmagomedov def. Trujillo via unanimous decision

Stephen Thompson: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Nah-Shon Burrell: $9,000
Thompson def. Burrell via unanimous decision

George Roop: $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win)
Brian Bowles: $19,000
Roop def. Bowles via technical knockout

Jeremy Stephens: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Estevan Payan: $10,000
Stephens def. Payan via unanimous decision

The total disclosed payroll for UFC 160: "Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2" was $1,533,000.

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 160 click here.

For complete UFC 160 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.


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