The UFC On FOX 17 Salaries have been revealed and show that Alistair Overeem was the biggest earner on the night, banking an impressive $542,857 for his victory over Junior dos Santos who was next on the list with $400,000.
This was the final fight on Overeem’s current UFC deal and he now plans to test the free market. By the looks of things he was already one of the organizations best paid fighters in terms of basic salary, so it’ll be interesting to see whether anyone else out there can afford him, and what the UFC themselves would be willing to pay to retain the 35 year-old who’s picked himself up after a slump in form and is now on a three-fight winning streak.
Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos was also well compensated on the night for his successful title defense, taking home $300,000 for 66 seconds of fighting in the main event.
That trio were the only fighters to breach the six figure mark for basic salaries on the night, though Nate Marquardt came close with $98,000.
Meanwhile, defeated headliner Donald Cerrone trousered $79,000 while UFC veteran Nate Diaz only received $40,000 for his win.
Check out all the UFC On FOX 17 basic salaries below and don’t forget that this doesn’t include additional revenue from bonuses, sponsorship money, etc.
Rafael dos Anjos: $300,000 (no win bonus)
def. Donald Cerrone $79,000
Alistair Overeem: $542,857 (includes $200,000 win bonus)
def. Junior dos Santos: $400,000
Nate Diaz: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Johnson: $30,000
Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Randa Markos: $12,000
Charles Oliveira: $66,600 (includes $37,000 win bonus)*
def. Myles Jury: $30,000
Nate Marquardt: $98,000 (includes $49,000 win bonus)
def. C.B. Dollaway: $40,000
Valentina Shevchenko: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Sarah Kaufman: $22,000
Tamdan McCrory: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Samman: $10,000
Nik Lentz: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
def. Danny Castillo: $39,000
Cole Miller: $33,000
fought to a no contest with Jim Alers: $10,000
Kamaru Usman: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Leon Edwards: $15,000
Vicente Luque: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Hayder Hassan: $10,000
Francis Ngannou: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Luis Henrique: $10,000