UFC Auckland salary report: Mark Hunt made bank with defeat of Derrick Lewis

June 12, 2017 6:43 am by Tom Taylor
Mark Hunt

Over the weekend, the UFC touched down in Auckland, New Zealand with an exciting, 11-fight card (one fight was cancelled at the last minute).

This card was headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Kiwi MMA legend Mark Hunt, and streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis. Hunt won this fight with a fourth-round TKO.

The co-main event, meanwhile, saw middleweight contender Derek Brunson pick up a thudding, first-round knockout over Australia’s Dan Kelly.

Other highlights of the card included Dan Hooker’s KO of Ross Pearson, Ion Cutelaba’s KO of Henrique da Silva, and Ben Nguyen’s quick submission of former title challenger Tim Elliott.

Now that the even is in the rear-view, the salaries of the fighters on the bill have been disclosed. Here are the payday the fighters received (with Reebok sponsorship amounts and post-fight bonuses included).

Figures via TheSportsDaily.com:

Mark Hunt: $810,000 ($750,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Derrick Lewis: $105,000 ($45,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Derek Brunson: $85,000 ($35,000 to show, $35,000 win bonus, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Ben Nguyen: $84,500 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Dan Hooker: $83,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Ross Pearson: $74,000 ($54,000 to show, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship)

John Moraga: $66,000 ($28,000 to show, $28,000 win bonus, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Dan Kelly: $34,000 ($29,000 to show, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Zak Ottow: $30,500 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Ion Cutelaba: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Alexander Volkanovski: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Vinc Pichel: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

JJ Aldrich: $24,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $2,000 from Jeon for missing weight, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Tim Elliott: $24,000 ($19,000 to show, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Mizuto Hirota: $24,000 ($19,000 to show, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Luke Jumeau: $22,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Dominique Steele: $17,000 ($12,000 to show, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Henrique da Silva: $16,500 ($14,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Damien Brown: $16,500 ($14,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Kiichi Kunimoto:  $16,500 ($14,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Ashkan Mokhtarian: $12,500 ($10,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Dong Hyun Kim: $12,000

Chan-Mi Jeon: $10,500 ($10,000 to show, $2,000 fine for missing weight, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

What do you think of the paydays for UFC Auckland?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/11/2017.


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