UFC 200 Payroll: Brock Lesnar tops disclosed earnings with $2.5 million payout; 13 others earn six figures

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Brock Lesnar (photo credit Joshua Dahl © USA Today Sports)

Brock Lesnar topped the near $7 million payroll from Saturday’s UFC 200 event, taking home the highest disclosed payout in UFC history with $2.5 million for his win over Mark Hunt.

There were numerous six-figure payouts on Saturday’s event, including Mark Hunt taking a $700,000 payout in a loss to Lesnar, Anderson Silva earning $600,000 on two days notice, with three other fighters earning a half million apiece. That $500,000 figure was reached by Miesha Tate, Daniel Cormier, and Jose Aldo.

Full payroll for the card came in at $6,979,000, easily the largest disclosed payroll for a single event in UFC history. The full list of payouts, as emailed to MMATorch on Monday, is below:

– Amanda Nunes: $100,000 (no win bonus)
– Miesha Tate: $500,000

– Brock Lesnar: $2,500,000 (no win bonus)
– Mark Hunt: $700,000

– Daniel Cormier: $500,000 (no win bonus)
– Anderson Silva: $600,000

– Jose Aldo: $500,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
– Frankie Edgar: $190,000

– Cain Velasquez: $300,000 (no win bonus)
– Travis Browne: $120,000

– Julianna Pena: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
– Cat Zingano: $35,000

– Kelvin Gastelum: $86,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus plus $20,000 from Hendricks’ fight purse)
– Johny Hendricks: $80,000 (Fined 20% of $100,000 purse for missing weight)

– T.J. Dillashaw: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
– Raphael Assuncao: $42,000

– Sage Northcutt: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
– Enrique Marin: $13,000

– Joe Lauzon: $108,000 (includes $54,000 win bonus)
– Diego Sanchez: $80,000

– Gegard Mousasi: $110,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
– Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $28,000

– Jim Miller: $118,000 (includes $59,000 win bonus)
– Takanori Gomi: $55,000

Penick’s Analysis: Dillashaw making less to show than all but one fighter on this list is a shame; the man won and defended a UFC title twice, and is likely fighting for one again in his next outing. Those are the types of fighters on the roster not making enough. That said, there are a lot of healthy disclosed paydays on this card, with many of the fighters at the top getting a cut of pay-per-view revenue as well.

[Photo (c) Joshua Dahl via USA Today Sports]

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