UFC 213 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "Whittaker vs. Romero" mixed martial arts (MMA) event last weekend (Sat., July 8, 2017) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
UFC 213 was headlined by the five-round middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero (highlights), which ended with a unanimous-decision win for “The Reaper.”
That’s because Amanda Nunes was forced to withdraw due to illness and will not get paid for her eleventh-hour scratch. Opponent Valentina Shevchenko, however, will reportedly be given $70,000 for showing up ready to fight.
That's not all.
Here is the complete list of UFC 213 fighter payouts (via MMA Junkie):
Robert Whittaker: $350,000 (no win bonus)
def. Yoel Romero: $350,000
Alistair Overeem: $800,000 (no win bonus)
def. Fabricio Werdum: $275,000
Curtis Blaydes: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Daniel Omielanczuk: $30,000
Anthony Pettis: $180,000 (includes $90,000 win bonus)
def. Jim Miller: $71,000
Rob Font: $39,000 (includes $19,500 win bonus)
def. Douglas Silva de Andrade: $18,000
Aleksei Oleinik: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Travis Browne: $120,000
Chad Laprise: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Camozzi: $10,000
Thiago Santos: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
def. Gerald Meerschaert: $14,000
Belal Muhammad: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Jordan Mein: $25,000
Cody Stamann: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Terrion Ware: $10,000
Trevin Giles: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. James Bochnovic: $12,000
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 213 was $2,596,000.
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 "Whittaker vs. Romero" click here.
For complete UFC 213 Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.