UFC 191 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "Johnson vs. Dodson 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend (Sat., Sept. 5, 2015) from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Former UFC light heavyweight No. 1 contender Anthony Johnson was the top earner of the night, banking a cool $230,000 for his destruction of Jimi Manuwa (replay). That's just a few thousand more than co-main event heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Frank Mir, who collected $225,000 and $200,000, respectively (who should give it back after this).
That's not all.
Here is the complete list of UFC 191 payouts and salaries:
Demetrious Johnson: $191,000 ($133,000 to show, $58,000 to win)
def. John Dodson: $60,000
Andrei Arlovski: $225,000 (no win bonus)
def. Frank Mir: $200,000
Anthony Johnson: $230,000 ($115,000 to show, $115,000 to win)
def. Jimi Manuwa: $24,000
Corey Anderson: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
def. Jan Blachowicz: $34,000
Paige VanZant: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
def. Alex Chambers: $12,000
Ross Pearson: $90,000 ($45,000 to show, $45,000 to win)
def. Paul Felder: $18,000
John Lineker: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
def. Francisco Rivera: $23,000
Raquel Pennington: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
def. Jessica Andrade: $20,000
Tiago Trator: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
def. Clay Collard: $10,000
Joe Riggs: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
def. Ronald Stallings: $12,000
Joaquim Silva: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
def. Nazareno Malegarie: $10,000
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 191 was $1,353,000.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments (see the Reebok payouts here). 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 "Johnson vs. Dodson 2" click here.
For complete UFC 191 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.