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Tuesday, 05/29/2012, 03:57 pm

UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir Salary Report | UFC NEWS

UFC 146 took place on May 26th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the first entire heavyweight main card and nearly every fight delivered excitement and a finish with nine finishes total on the incredible twelve fight card. Junior dos Santos successfully defended his belt in the main event.

These numbers, though official, do not fully represent the totals that each fighter received as event bonuses and “locker room” bonuses are not listed here. In total, the payout was just above $1.2 million.

Junior Dos Santos: $200,000 (no win bonus)

def. Frank Mir: $200,000


Cain Velasquez: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)

def. Antonio Silva: $70,000


Roy Nelson: $40,000 (includes $20,00 win bonus)

def. Dave Herman: $21,000


Stipe Miocic: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

def. Shane Del Rosario: $20,000


Stefan Struve: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)

def. Lavar Johnson: $26,000


Darren Elkins: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)

def. Diego Brandao: $15,000


Jamie Varner: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

def. Edson Barboza: $18,000


C.B. Dollaway: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)

def. Jason “Mayhem” Miller: $45,000


Dan Hardy: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)

def. Duane “Bang” Ludwig: $18,000


Paul Sass: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

def. Jacob Volkmann: $20,000


Glover Teixeira: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)

def. Kyle Kingsbury: $12,000


Mike Brown: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)

def. Daniel Pineda: $10,000


Fight Night Bonuses: ($70,000)


Fight of the Night – No one was awarded this bonus.

Knockout of the Night – Dan Hardy and Roy Nelson

Submission of the Night – Stefan Struve and Paul Sass


27 Responses to “UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir Salary Report | UFC NEWS”

  1. m says:

    one of the best UFC cards i’ve seen in a while. stacked top to bottom. Undercards were solid with Highlight finishes and the HW’s delivered with 1 Submission and 4 KOs. We got our $$$ worth buying the PPV

  2. JSP says:

    Damn Mayhem still made more that CB did

    • Clay says:

      I think it might be because of how much promotion he does for The sport. People tune in to see him. Seems like a weird system tho, I wonder what formula they use to calculate pay

    • Mc says:

      Yeah so. Mayhem has fans and promotes. CB sucks n has no fans. Nobody wants to see him fight unless he’s gonna get KTFO. People hate lay n prayers.

    • GET RID OF FITCH ( forever) says:

      CB should be fined by UFC for his layn pray borefest. However Miller sucked to so it was just a wasted spot on the card. Out of all the good fighters out there that actually want to fight why does UFC even put up with CB’s and Fitch’s, Brenemans

      • Numba1Ghani says:

        Of all the dryhumper/laynpray/spooners like Fitch and Sonnen I think I hate Brenneman and Askren the most because they have those fuckin jewfros. I enjoyed watching Rumble headkick Brennemans afro into whiplash and ill enjoy watching Blanket Askren get KTFO by Amoussou

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  3. A.James says:

    That really was a good card. JDS is the man right now.

  4. 435342 says:

    Junior should be getting at least 2 million just to show he’s that good.

  5. zach says:

    No wonder mir didnt train for the fight 200k in his pocket regardless of the outcome what a joke losers should loose money especially when they fight like frank did!

    • MartelW says:

      Are you a professional fighter/martial artist? No. Are you a master of any discipline? No. Are you a major contributer to this sport in any way? No. Now shut the fuck up. You have no right to say a professional that would kill you is a joke. Frank Mir was training for Cain. Overeem pulled out to deal with the commission. Leaving 2 months to change training camps for an entire different style of fighter. Frank Mir not only lasted longer than Cain. But showed his chin isn’t glass.

  6. Jake says:

    UFC fighters get paid crumbs. It’s ok but not enough to retire. What’s up with no win bonus for JDS and no fight of the night bonus?

    • joshuah says:

      Mir also got $2 per ppv buy, jds got more.

      I could retire today on 600k especially with a name like Mir you can open up ur own school/schools … MMA doesnt make NEARLY as much as boxing no matter how much people cry about it.

      This was “the best card of the year” and it did what 600k buys?

      Floyd sells 1.5 mil ppvs alone & there is no REAL task force out there to stop the illegal streams like zuffa has.

      I hate Floyd but he’s 46 fights in on his career? And undefeated jds will neverget there (most likely)

      What’s reported & what’s made are 2 different things you honestly think chael sonnen will only get 50k to show & 50k to win vs Silva?

  7. spiritsplice says:

    Wow, so a guy who defended his belt 1 time gets the same money as the p4p best in the world who has not been beaten in 6 years.

  8. Clay says:

    Can somebody clarify something for me.. It says the the ultimate fighter winner gets a “6 figure” contract with the UFC. So I’m guessing most fighters get about 40k-60k a year? I don’t understand how tho because losers get inbwtween 10k-20k so it’s possible to be signed to the UFC and make shit? What if they are injured like GSP for a year? do the just make endorsements?

    • joshuah says:

      Its a six figure contract, not six figures perfight. Six figures is 100k Roy made his 6 figures in his 1st three fights. But I believe he had a 6 or 8 fight contract and held out for more $ quite surprised myself he’s still below 50k just to show up, but he also manages himself so thats y he is paid so low, look @ guys like lavar Johnson he makes more than Roy did after winning tuf

  9. Nick says:

    Nice to see that no one got paid less than 10 grand. Plus sponsor pay and stuff, I don’t think anyone went home with less than 30k.

  10. Train the trainer says:

    Pay Roy Nelson more money. This is stupid! He is one of the best ighters in the dividion. He gave Dos Santos the biggest challenge and could not be finished.

  11. Bouch says:

    What is a “locker room bonus”?

  12. BJJ Justin says:

    Look at the difference in pay….I understand that it’s all based on talent, how many fights you’ve won, and how popular you are etc…but damn..Pineda only got $10,000? Wonder how much he would’ve made if he won? That kind of money really doesn’t cut it if you think that he probably wont fight for another 6mos, has to train, pay bills, take care of family…sure he has money from sponsers but probably not a whole hell of a lot. He’s making minimum wage (if not less) essentially to get the shit beat beat out of him, he could probably make more street fighting.

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