After Luke Rockhold’s complete domination over Constantinos Philippou he went hope with a pretty penny to show for it as he walked away with a purse of $80,000. Cole Miller’s performance earned him $56,000, making the two the top earners for UFC Fight Night 35 that took place on Wednesday.
BJPenn.com received the list of payments from the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission, who was responsible for the event that took place on January 15th at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA. The main card and preliminary events aired live on FOX Sport 1 with the newly introduced UFC Fight Pass airing the remainder of the prelims.
The bill racked up to a grand total of $530,000 for payroll with the UFC paying out to their fighters as follows:
Luke Rockhold: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
def. Constantinos Philippou: $23,000
Brad Tavares: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Lorenz Larkin: $26,000
T.J. Dillashaw: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Mike Easton: $14,000
Yoel Romero: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Derek Brunson: $19,000
John Moraga: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Ortiz: $10,000
Cole Miller: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus) def. Sam Sicilia: $10,000
Ramsey Nijem: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Justin Edwards: $10,000
Elias Silverio: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Isaac Vallie-Flagg: $12,000
Trevor Smith: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Brian Houston: $8,000
Louis Smolka: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Alptekin Ozkilic: $10,000
Vinc Pichel: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Garett Whiteley: $8,000
Beneil Dariush: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Charlie Brenneman: $10,000
Keep in mind that these totals do not include what the fighters make for sponsorships or what fees are deducted by the UFC such as insurance, licenses, and taxes, or any side bonuses that are negotiated back stage.
Rockhold was the recipient of one of these bonuses as he received an additional $50,000 for “Knock Out of the Night” and Cole Miller also walked away with a cool 50 grand for “Submission of the Night”. And although Brunson walked away with a broken jaw he and his opponent Yoel Romero both received $50,000 for their “Fight of the Night” performance. This is nothing new, as the UFC is always willing to cough up a little extra dough for those who are willing to put it on the line and leave everything in the cage.
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