Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back on television last Saturday night (Nov. 11, 2017) with the UFC Fight Night 120 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which featured a lightweight main event between Dustin Poirier and Anthony Pettis.
“Diamond” cut through “Showtime” to close the show (replay).
In the UFC Fight Night 120 co-main event, welterweight bruiser Matt Brown made his final appearance inside the Octagon (maybe) when he smashed longtime veteran Diego Sanchez (see it) inside Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.
But none of the “Norfolk” combatants were able to generate as much coin as former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, who gobbled up $250,000 for his unanimous decision win over that fat guy in a diaper (recap).
Here is the complete list of UFC Fight Night 120 fighter payouts (via MMA Fighting):
Main card (FOX Sports 1)
Dustin Poirier ($65,000 show + $65,000 win = $130,000) def. Anthony Pettis ($135,000)
Matt Brown ($75,000 show + $75,000 win = $150,000) def. Diego Sanchez ($95,000)
Andrei Arlovski ($250,000 show + no win bonus = $250,000) def. Junior Albini ($12,000)
Cezar Ferreira ($39,000 show + $39,000 win = $78,000) def. Nate Marquardt ($68,000)
Raphael Assuncao ($56,600 show + $56,600 win = $113,200) def. Matthew Lopez ($26,400)
Clay Guida ($57,000 show + $57,000 win = $114,000) def. Joe Lauzon ($62,000)
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Marlon Moraes ($70,000 show + $70,000 win = $140,000) def. John Dodson ($41,000)
Tatiana Suarez ($25,000 show + $25,000 win = $50,000) def. Viviane Pereira ($14,000)
Sage Northcutt ($60,000 show + $60,000 win = $120,000) def. Michel Quinones ($10,000)
Nina Ansaroff ($18,000 show + $18,000 win = $36,000) def. Angela Hill ($21,000)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Sean Strickland ($32,000 show + $32,000 win = $64,000) def. Court McGee ($35,000)
Jake Collier ($18,000 show + $18,000 win = $36,000) def. Marcel Fortuna ($14,000)
Karl Roberson ($10,000 show + $10,000 win = $20,000) def. Darren Stewart ($10,000)
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, Reebok sponsorships (see those figures here), 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 "Poirier vs. Pettis" click here.
For complete UFC Norfolk results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.