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Cain Velasquez tops list of UFC 160 salaries

Cain Velasquez tops list of UFC 160 salaries

This past Saturday night was definitely a good one in the life of UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. Not only did Velasquez make his first successful defense of the divisional belt, stopping opponent Antonio Silva in the opening round of their bout, but the 30-year old also landed an event-high $400,000 for his efforts at UFC 160.

Velasquez’s pay was provided in a list by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

The 12-1 title-holder was not the only fighter to crack the six-figure mark with fellow heavyweights Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt also raking in the dough. Dos Santos received $240,000 for his win over Hunt, while the “Super Samoan” scored $160,000 in defeat.

Read below for a full breakdown of UFC 160 salaries (including performance-based bonuses):

Estevan Payan – $10,000
Jeremy Stephens – $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Brian Bowles – $19,000
George Roop – $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
Nah-Shon Burrell – $9,000
Stephen Thompson – $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Abel Trujillo – $8,000
Khabib Nurmagomedov – $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Colton Smith – $15,000
Robert Whittaker – $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Max Holloway – $14,000
Dennis Bermudez – $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Rick Story – $27,000
Mike Pyle – $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
K.J. Noons – $41,000
Donald Cerrone – $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus)
Gray Maynard – $45,000
T.J. Grant – $100,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
James Te Huna – $30,000
Glover Teixeira – $98,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus, $50,000 Submission of the Night bonus)
Mark Hunt – $210,000 (includes $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Junior dos Santos – $290,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Antonio Silva – $75,000
Cain Velasquez – $400,000

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