UFC 184 fighter payouts and salaries for those athletes competing at the "Rousey vs. Zingano" pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend (Sat., Feb. 28, 2015) from inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, were released on Monday by California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).
Surprisingly, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was not the top earner of the night, raking in $130,000 ($65,000 to show, $65,000 to win) for her 16 seconds of work against Cat Zingano (video highlights here).
It was Jake Ellenberger who scored the biggest payout, bringing in $136,000 ($68,000 to show, $68,00 to win) after he went to the "dark side" on Josh Koscheck, choking the life out of "Kos" in the second round.
As for "Alpha," she was the next highest earner, scoring a cool $100,000 for her efforts against the champ -- despite getting a higher base salary than "Rowdy" as we first reported in last Saturday's preliminary earnings report (more on that here).
That's not all.
Here's the complete list of UFC 184 payouts and salaries (via MMA Fighting):
Ronda Rousey ($65,000 + $65,000 = $130,000) def. Cat Zingano ($100,000)
Holly Holm ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Raquel Pennington ($10,000)
Jake Ellenberger ($68,000 + $68,000 = $136,000) def. Josh Koscheck ($78,000)
Alan Jouban ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Richard Walsh ($8,000)
Tony Ferguson ($24,000 + $24,000 = $48,000) def. Gleison Tibau ($50,000)
Roan Carneiro ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Mark Munoz ($47,000)
Roman Salazar ($8,000) vs. Norifumi Yamamoto ($15,000) ruled a no contest
Tim Means ($17,000 + $17,000 = $34,000) def. Dhiego Lima ($10,000)
Derrick Lewis ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Ruan Potts ($10,000)
Valmir Lazaro ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. James Krause ($15,000)
Masio Fullen ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Alexander Torres ($8,000)
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 184 was $863,000.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments, such as Rousey's expected $1 million paycheck once PPV totals are finals, making her the highest earner of the night.
It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc. Also, the promotion hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonuses.
For complete UFC 184 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.