UFC Fight Night 81 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "Dillashaw vs Cruz" FOX Sports 1 event three weeks ago (Sun., Jan. 17, 2016) from inside TD Garden in Boston, were released earlier today by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission.
Newly-minted bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz pocketed $110,000 for his efforts in a 135-pound title main event with rival T.J. Dillashaw, who earned $70,000 for their "Beantown" scrap (video). In the co-main event, it was Eddie Alvarez picking up $100,000 for outlasting former lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis, who took home $80,000 in a losing effort (video).
That's not all.
Here is the complete list of UFC Fight Night 81 payouts and salaries (via MMA Fighting):
Dominick Cruz: $110,000 ($55,000 to show, $55,000 to win)
T.J. Dillashaw: $70,000
Cruz def. Dillashaw via split decision
Eddie Alvarez: $100,000 (no win bonus)
Anthony Pettis: $80,000
Alvarez def. Pettis via split decision
Travis Browne: $120,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 to win)
Matt Mitrione: $36,000
Browne def. Mitrione via technical knockout
Francisco Trinaldo: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Ross Pearson: $48,000
Trinaldo def. Pearson via unanimous decision
Patrick Cote: $86,000 ($43,000 to show, $43,000 to win)
Ben Saunders: $18,000
Cote def. Saunders via technical knockout
Ed Herman: $94,000 ($47,000 to show, $47,000 to win)
Tim Boetsch: $52,000
Herman def. Boetsch via technical knockout
Chris Wade: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
Mehdi Baghdad: $12,000
Wade def. Baghgad via submission
Luke Sanders: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Maximo Blanco: $25,000
Sanders def. Blanco via submission
Paul Felder: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
Daron Cruickshank: $20,000
Felder def. Cruickshank via submission
Ilir Latifi: $44,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 to win)
Sean O'Connell: $18,000
Latifi def. O'Connell via knockout
Charles Rosa: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Kyle Bochniak: $10,000
Rosa def. Bochniak via unanimous decision
Rob Font: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Joey Gomez: $10,000
Font def. Gomez via technical knockout
Francimar Barroso: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Elvis Mutapcic: $18,000
Barroso def. Mutapcic via unanimous decision
The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 81 was $1,189,000.
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 promotion often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonuses. To check out these figures for "Dillashaw vs. Cruz" click here.
For complete UFC Fight Night 81 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.