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UFC 141 Fighter Salaries: Brock Lesnar Tops Payroll Win or Lose

Alistair OvereemBrock Lesnar will be the top earner at tonight’s UFC 141 event in Las Vegas, where he’ll earn an even $400,000 whether he wins or loses his main event showdown against fellow heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem, who can earn just over $385,000 with a win.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the card’s salaries ahead of the event and as usual, they do not represent a fighter’s total earnings and notably exclude disclosed and undisclosed bonuses.

On top of his salary, Overeem will receive $2 for every pay-per-view buy over $500,000 total revenue, and will also be paid an additional $1 million over the first three fights of his UFC contract, which can last up to eight fights, according to ESPN. However, Overeem’s pay is being held up by a Nevada court after his former management Golden Glory filed a lawsuit for breech of contract on Thursday.

The complete UFC 141 salaries include:

  • Brock Lesnar: $400,000 (no win bonus) vs. Alistair Overeem: $264,285.71 ($121,428.57 win bonus)
  • Donald Cerrone: $30,000 ($30,000 win bonus) vs. Nate Diaz: $37,000 ($37,000 win bonus)
  • Jon Fitch: $60,000 ($60,000 win bonus) vs. Johny Hendricks: $26,000 ($26,000 win bonus)
  • Alexander Gustafsson: $16,000 ($16,000 win bonus) vs. Vladimir Matyushenko: $40,000 ($40,000 win bonus)
  • Jim Hettes: $8,000 ($8,000 win bonus) vs. Nam Phan: $8,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
  • Junior Assuncao: $8,000 ($8,000 win bonus) vs. Ross Pearson: $20,000 ($20,000 win bonus)
  • Danny Castillo: $19,000 ($19,000 win bonus) vs. Anthony Njokuani: $12,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
  • Sean Pierson: $8,000 ($8,000 win bonus) vs. Dong Hyun Kim: $41,000 ($41,000 win bonus)
  • Efrain Escudero: $10,000 ($10,000 win bonus) vs. Jacob Volkmann: $16,000 ($16,000 win bonus)
  • Luis Ramos: $6,000 ($6,000 win bonus) vs. Matt Riddle: $15,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
  • Diego Nunes: $12,000 ($12,000 win bonus) vs. Manny Gamburyan: $18,000 ($18,000 win bonus)


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