The fighter salaries resulting from this past weekend’s UFC 177 event have been announced and show that bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was the evening’s biggest earner, pocketing $100,000 for his fifth round victory.

That’s a pay rise of $64,000 for Dillashaw who up until winning the belt earlier in the year had been on a $18,000 to show / $18,000 to win basic contract with the UFC.

Next on the earnings list was prelim fighter Derek Brunson who earned $44,000, while co-main event winner Tony Ferguson banked $40,000.

As always keep in mind that these are just the fighters basic salaries and don’t include things like bonuses and sponsorship money.

UFC 177 Salaries:

T.J. Dillashaw: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Soto: $20,000

Tony Ferguson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Danny Castillo: $36,000

Bethe Correia: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Shayna Baszler: $8,000

Carlos Diego Ferreira: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Ramsey Nijem: $18,000

Yancy Medeiros: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Damon Jackson: $8,000

Derek Brunson: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Lorenz Larkin: $28,000

Anthony Hamilton: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Ruan Potts: $10,000

Chris Wade: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Cain Carrizosa: $8,000

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