The official UFC 187 basic salaries have been revealed and show a number of fighters raked in a six figure sum on the night.

Perhaps most surprising is Anthony Johnson who banked a hefty $500,000 fee for his night’s work despite losing out to Daniel Cormier who took home a comparatively modest $180,000.

It’s not clear why ‘Rumble’ received such a healthy payout, which puts him amongst the sport’s top earners as far as basic salaries go. By comparison, less than a year ago he would have only earned $53,000.

With that in mind, perhaps Johnson opted for an upfront payment rather than PPV points as a title challenger headlining a major show, or maybe the UFC offered him more money to convince him to fight Cormier once his original fight with Jon Jones fell through.

Whatever the reason, middleweight champion Chris Weidman also joined him on the $500,000 mark, while Vitor Belfort also took home a healthy $300,000 pay cheque despite his first round defeat.

Donald Cerrone trousered $152,000, while Dong Hyun Kim claimed $116,000 and Joseph Benavidez just made it into the six figure club with $106,000.

Check out all the basic salaries from UFC 187 below and don’t forget these figures don’t include extras like post-fight bonuses and sponsorship money.

Daniel Cormier – $180,000 ($90,000 to show, $90,000 to win)
Anthony Johnson – $500,000 (no win bonus stipulated)

Chris Weidman – $500,000 ($250,000 to show, $250,000 to win)
Vitor Belfort – $300,000 ($200,000 win bonus stipulated)

Donald Cerrone – $152,000 ($76,000 to show, $76,000 to win)
John Makdessi – $30,000 (matching win bonus stipulated)

Andrei Arlovski – $84,000 ($42,000 to show, $42,000 to win)
Travis Browne – $60,000 (matching win bonus stipulated)

Joseph Benavidez – $106,000 ($53,000 to show, $53,000 to win)
John Moraga – $28,000 (matching win bonus stipulated)

John Dodson – $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Zach Makovsky – $19,000 (matching win bonus stipulated)

Dong Hyun Kim – $116,000 ($58,000 to show, $58,000 to win)
Josh Burkman – $45,000 (matching win bonus stipulated)

Rafael Natal – $70,000 ($35,000 to show, $35,000 to win)
Uriah Hall – $14,000 (matching win bonus stipulated)

Rose Namajunas – $52,000 ($27,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Nina Ansaroff – $8,000 ($10,000 win bonus stipulated)

Colby Covington – $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Mike Pyle – $51,000 (matching win bonus stipulated)

Islam Makhachev – $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Leo Kuntz – $10,000 (matching win bonus stipulated)

Justin Scoggins – $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Josh Sampo – $13,000 (matching win bonus stipulated)

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