The basic fighter salaries resulting from Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 82 event in las Vegas are in and show that the evening’s top earner was veteran heavyweight Roy Nelson who banked $125,000 for his victory in the co-main event.

Nelson was one of five fighters to earn a six figure sum on the night, with Joseph Benavidez next up with a $118,000 payday after his win on the main card.

40 year-old Mike Pyle boosted his bank balance with $106,000, while Ovince Saint Preux was close behind with $102,000.

Despite his loss in the main event, former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks trousered $100,000, while the man who defeated him, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson only earned $48,000 for his sixth win in a row.

Check out all the fighter salaries resulting from UFC Fight Night 82 below and keep in mind that this is just their basic payout and doesn’t included extras like sponsorship money and bonuses.

Stephen Thompson: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Johny Hendricks: $100,000

Roy Nelson: $125,000 ($50,000 win bonus)
Jared Rosholt: $33,000

Ovince Saint Preux: $102,000 ($51,000 win bonus)
Rafael Cavalcante: $42,000

Joseph Benavidez: $118,000 ($59,000 win bonus)
Zach Makovsky: $19,000

Misha Cirkunov: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
Alex Nicholson: $10,000

Mike Pyle: $106,000 ($53,000 win bonus)
Sean Spencer: $17,000

Josh Burkman: $90,000 ($45,000 win bonus)
K.J. Noons : $34,000

Derrick Lewis: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus)
Damian Grabowski: $17,000

Justin Scoggins: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus)
Ray Borg: $18,000

Diego Rivas: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
Noad Lahat: $17,000

Mickey Gall: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
Mike Jackson: $10,000

Alex White: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
Artem Lobov: $13,000

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