UFC Fight Night 88 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "Almeida vs. Garbrandt" mixed martial arts (MMA) event last weekend (Sun., May 29, 2016) from inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Longtime veteran Jeremy Stephens was the top earner of the night, pocketing an event-high $100,000 for his gritty, unanimous decision win over bantamweight import Renan Barao in the UFC Fight Night 88 featherweight co-main event (watch it).
The Brazilian banked $50,000 in defeat.
Here is the complete list of UFC Fight Night 88 payouts and salaries:
Cody Garbrandt: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Thomas Almeida: $25,000
Garbrandt def. Almeida by TKO (punches)
Jeremy Stephens: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
Renan Barao: $50,000
Stephens def. Barao by unanimous decision
Rick Story: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus)
Tarec Saffiedine: $37,000
Story def. Saffiedine by unanimous decision
Chris Camozzi: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus)
Vitor Miranda: $18,000
Camozzi def. Miranda by unanimous decision
Lorenz Larkin: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus)
Jorge Masvidal: $57,000
Larkin def. Masvidal by split decision
Paul Felder: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Josh Burkman: $48,000
Felder def. Burkman by unanimous decision
Sara McMann: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Jessica Eye: $25,000
McMann def. Eye by unanimous decision
Abel Trujillo: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
Jordan Rinaldi: $10,000
Trujillo def. Rinaldi by unanimous decision
Jake Collier: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Alberto Uda: $10,000
Collier def. Uda by TKO (spinning back kick and punches)
Erik Koch: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Shane Campbell: $15,000
Koch def. Campbell by submission (rear-naked choke)
Bryan Caraway: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Aljamain Sterling: $30,000
Caraway def. Sterling by split decision
Adam Milstead: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Chris De La Rocha: $10,000
Milstead def. De La Rocha by technical knockout (punches)
Not too shabby.
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. (see the list of Reebok payouts here).
In addition, the promotion often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonuses. To check out these figures for "Almeida vs. Garbrandt" click here.
For complete UFC Fight Night 88 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.