UFC 182 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "Jones vs. Cormier" pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend (Sat., Jan. 3, 2015) from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Not surprisingly, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones was the top earner of the night, raking in $500,000 for his five-round unanimous decision win over Daniel Cormier in the headlining affair (watch it). Not far behind him was team mate Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, who cashed in $140,000 for dispatching Myles Jury (highlights).
That's not all.
Here's the complete list of UFC 182 payouts and salaries:
Jon Jones: $500,000 (no win bonus)
Daniel Cormier: $90,000
Jones def. Cormier by unanimous decision
Donald Cerrone: $140,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 to win)
Myles Jury: $16,000
Cerrone def. Jury by unanimous decision
Brad Tavares: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Nate Marquardt: $49,000
Tavares def. Marquardt by unanimous decision
Kyoji Horiguchi: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Louis Gaudinot: $10,000
Horiguchi def. Gaudinot by unanimous decision
Hector Lombard: $106,000 ($53,000 to show, $53,000 to win)
Josh Burkman: $45,000
Lombard def. Burkman by unanimous decision
Paul Felder: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Danny Castillo: $36,000
Felder def. Castillo by knockout
Cody Garbrandt: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Marcus Brimage: $12,000
Garbrandt def. Brimage by technical knockout
Shawn Jordan: $44,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 to win)
Jared Cannonier: $8,000
Jordan def. Cannonier by knockout
Evan Dunham: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Rodrigo Damm: $12,000
Dunham def. Damm by unanimous decision
Omari Akhmedov: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Mats Nilsson: $8,000
Akhmedov def. Nilsson by unanimous decision
Marion Reneau: $17,600 ($9,600 to show, $8,000 to win)
Alexis Dufresne: $6,400 (fined for missing weight)
Reneau def. Dufresne by unanimous decision
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 182 was $1.3 million.
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 promotion often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonuses. To check out these figures for "Jones vs. Cormier" click here.
For complete UFC 182 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.