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Junior dos Santos pulls in $400,000 for title-loss at UFC 155

Cain VelasquezThis past Saturday night is one UFC heavyweight Junior dos Santos would probably like to forget. The former champion entered his headlining clash with Cain Velasquez as a slight favorite and exited with a severely swollen face and no title in tow, losing a one-sided decision to the new divisional king.

Fortunately, Dos Santos can at least afford to buy himself a nice gift, take an incredible vacation, or invest in some improved training after scoring the biggest check at UFC 155. According to the Nevada Athletic Commission, “Cigano” received $400,000 for his fight with Velasquez.

The figure does not include any sponsorship money or undisclosed payouts.

Velasquez also did well, landing $200,000 for his impressive outing including a $100,000 bonus for the victory. He and Dos Santos were the only fighters to crack the six-figure mark without the aid of a bonus.

A full list of UFC 155 salaries can be seen below:

Chris Cariaso – $12,000
John Moraga – $87,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus, $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus)
Leonard Garcia – $20,000
Max Holloway – $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Phil DeFries – $14,000
Todd Duffee – $81,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus, $65,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
Michael Johnson – $14,000
Myles Jury – $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Melvin Guillard – $42,000
Jamie Varner – $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Byron Bloodworth – $6,000
Erik Perez – $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Brad Pickett – $17,000
Eddie Wineland – $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Chris Leben – $51,000
Derek Brunson – $30,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Alan Belcher – $37,000
Yushin Okami – $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
Tim Boetsch – $37,000
Costa Philippou – $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Joe Lauzon – $92,000 (includes $65,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Jim Miller – $147,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus, $65,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Junior dos Santos – $400,000
Cain Velasquez – $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)


  • darth_irritable says:

    He earned every dollar with that gigantic heart of his. For that alone, Dana will have given him more upside too.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    And Duffee probably cleared 6 figures with sponsor $$ factored in. Welcome back to the big show.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Cain deserves more if he wins his next fight the way he dominated.

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