UFC Fight Night 82 payouts for those athletes competing at the "Hendricks vs. Thompson" mixed martial arts (MMA) event last weekend (Sat., Feb. 6, 2016) from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Heavyweight fan favorite Roy Nelson was the top earner of the night, hauling in $125,000 for his ho-hum win over Jared Rosholt (highlights). Elsewhere on the card, Joseph Benavidez scooped up $118,000 for his three-round decision victory over Zach Makovsky (recap).
That's not all.
Here is the complete list of UFC Fight Night 82 payouts and salaries:
Stephen Thompson: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Johny Hendricks: $100,000
Thompson def. Hendricks by technical knockout
Roy Nelson: $125,000 ($75,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Jared Rosholt: $33,000
Nelson def. Rosholt by unanimous decision
Ovince Saint Preux: $102,000 ($51,000 to show, $51,000 to win)
Rafael Cavalcante: $42,000
Saint Preux def. Cavalcante by unanimous decision
Joseph Benavidez: $118,000 ($59,000 to show, $59,000 to win)
Zach Makovsky: $19,000
Benavidez def. Makovsky by unanimous decision
Misha Cirkunov: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Alex Nicholson: $10,000
Cirkunov def. Nicholson by submission
Mike Pyle: $106,000 ($53,000 to show, $53,000 to win)
Sean Spencer: $17,000
Pyle def. Spencer by technical knockout
Josh Burkman: $90,000 ($45,000 to show, $45,000 to win)
K.J. Noons: $34,000
Burkman def. Noons by unanimous decision
Derrick Lewis: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Damian Grabowski: $17,000
Lewis def. Grabowski by technical knockout
Justin Scoggins: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
Ray Borg: $18,000
Scoggins def. Borg by unanimous decision
Diego Rivas: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Noad Lahat: $17,000
Rivas def. Lahat by knockout
Mickey Gall: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Mike Jackson: $10,000
Gall def. Jackson by submission
Alex White: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Artem Lobov: $13,000
White def. Lobov by unanimous decision
The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 82 was $1,054,000.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, Reebok 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 "Hendricks vs. Thompson" click here.
For complete UFC Fight Night 82 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.