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UFC Fight Night 71 payouts and salaries: Frank Mir breaks the bank with $200,000 payday

UFC Fight Night 71 is in the books and payouts and salaries are in the checkbooks. Here's a complete list of all the earnings for all the fighters competing at the "Mir vs. Duffee" FOX Sports 1-televised event in San Diego, California.

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UFC Fight Night 71 fighter payouts and salaries for the athletes who competed at the "Mir vs. Duffee" FOX Sports 1-televised event last Wednesday (July 15, 2015) inside Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif., were released earlier today by California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

Former two-time Heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, was the top earner of the night, raking in a cool $200,000 (no win bonus) for his destruction of Todd Duffee in the main event that lasted less than 90 seconds (video here).

For his effort, Duffee earned $12,000.

Josh Thomson was the next highest earner, collecting $85,000 in defeat. Tony Ferguson -- the man who carved up "The Punk" -- earned himself $60,000, which included a $30,000 win bonus (video highlights).

Here's the complete list of UFC Fight Night 71 payouts and salaries (via MMA Fighting):

Main Card (FOX Sports 1)

Frank Mir ($200,000 + no win bonus = $200,000) def. Todd Duffee ($12,000)
Tony Ferguson ($30,000 + $30,000 = $60,000) def. Josh Thomson ($85,000)
Holly Holm ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Marion Reneau ($12,000)
Manny Gamburyan ($30,000 + $30,000 = $60,000) def. Scott Jorgensen ($33,000)
Kevin Lee ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) def. James Moontastri ($10,000)
Alan Jouban ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Matt Dwyer ($10,000)

"Prelims" Undercard (FOX Sports 1)

Sam Sicilia ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) def. Yaotzin Meza ($16,000)
Jessica Andrade ($16,000 + $16,000 = $32,000) def. Sarah Moras ($10,000)
Rani Yahya ($27,000 + $27,000 = $52,000) def. Masanori Kanehara ($14,000)
Sean Strickland ($17,000 + $17,000 = $34,000) def. Igor Araujo ($15,000)

"Prelims" Undercard (UFC Fight Pass)

Kevin Casey ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Ildemar Alcantara ($20,000)
Lyman Good ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Andrew Craig ($17,000)

The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 71 was $884,000.

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. Also, the promotion hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonuses (full list here).


For complete results from UFC Fight Night 71: "Mir vs. Duffee," including play-by-play updates, click here.

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