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UFC 137 fighter payouts, salaries and earnings for 'Penn vs Diaz'

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UFC 137 fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Penn vs. Diaz" pay-per-view event this past Saturday night (Oct. 29) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz was the top earner of the night, pocketing $200,000 for his main event win over Hawaiian "Prodigy" B.J. Penn, who collects $150,000 in defeat.

Second place went to heavyweight slugger Cheick Kongo. The Parisian wasn't exactly money in his win over Matt Mitrione, but he sure got paid like it, banking a staggering $140,000 for fifteen minutes of work.

"Meathead" leaves "Sin City" with just $10,000, which is $110,000 less than Brandon Vera got to defeat Eliot Marshall in the Facebook Prelims.

Here is the complete list of UFC 137 salaries and payouts:

Nick Diaz: $200,000 (no win bonus)
B.J. Penn: $150,000
Diaz def. Penn via unanimous decision

Cheick Kongo: $140,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 to win)
Matt Mitrione: $10,000
Kongo def. Mitrione via unanimous decision

Roy Nelson: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Mirko Filipovic: $75,000
Nelson def. Filipovic via technical knockout

Scott Jorgensen: $33,000 ($16,500 to show, $16,500 to win)
Jeff Curran: $8,000
Jorgensen def. Curran via unanimous decision

Hatsu Hioki: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
George Roop: $8,000
Hioki def. Roop via split decision

Donald Cerrone: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Dennis Siver: $27,000
Cerrone def. Siver via submission

Bart Palaszewski: $28,500 ($18,500 to show, $10,000 to win)
Tyson Griffin: $25,500
Palaszewski def. Griffin via knockout

Brandon Vera: $120,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 to win)
Eliot Marshall: $15,000
Vera def. Marshall via unanimous decision

Ramsey Nijem: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Danny Downes: $5,000
Nijem def. Downes via unanimous decision

Francis Carmont: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Chris Camozzi: $8,000
Carmont def. Camozzi via unanimous decision

Clifford Starks: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Dustin Jacoby: $6,000
Starks def. Jacoby via unanimous decision

The total disclosed payroll for the UFC 137 was $1,026,000.

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 UFC 137 go here.

For complete UFC 137 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.

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