Regardless of which fighter wins Saturday’s UFC 146 title fight, heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos and fellow headliner Frank Mir each will earn a flat disclosed payday of $200,000.
Neither is eligible for a win bonus.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the payouts with Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer.
UFC 146 takes place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card, which boasts five heavyweight fights (including the Dos Santos vs. Mir championship five-rounder), airs on pay-per-view. FX and Facebook carry the prelims.
In addition to the headliners, co-headliner and former champion Cain Velasquez earns a disclosed payday of $100,000 to show and an additional $100,000 as a win bonus if victorious. His opponent, former Strikeforce fighter and UFC newcomer Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, earns a flat $70,000.
Full disclosed UFC 146 paydays will be available next week.
As usual, the figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. They also do not include portions of the pay-per-view revenue that some top-level fighters receive.
In other words, they’re simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.
(Pictured: Junior Dos Santos)