UFC Florida Salaries: Overeem The Big Winner In And Out Of The Octagon
Not only did Alistair Overeem win the main event of UFC on ESPN 8 on May 16, but he also out-earned everyone on the card.
MMA Fighting revealed the payday the fighters who competed inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida for UFC on ESPN 8 received. This is courtesy of the Florida State Boxing Commission. The main event featured Overeem ($400,000) beating a returning Walt Harris ($75,000) via TKO in the second. Claudia Gadelha ($108,000) was the highest-paid fighter of the night, competing in her first fight since last summer. She beat Angela Hill ($54,000) via split decision.
Song Yadong ($96,000) and Marlon Vera ($65,000) earned an additional $50,000 for the Fight of the Night bonus they won. In a back and forth affair, Yadong won via unanimous decision. Following a vicious armbar, Cortney Casey ($100,000) also earned $50,000 for the Performance of the Night bonus. Joining her was Miguel Baeza ($24,000), who took out Matt Brown via TKO in the main event of the prelims.
Here are the full salaries from UFC on ESPN 8:
UFC On ESPN 8 Main Card (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Alistair Overeem ($400,000) def. Walt Harris ($75,000)
Claudia Gadelha ($108,000) def. Angela Hill ($54,000)
Dan Ige ($100,000) def. Edson Barboza ($79,000)
Krzysztof Jotko ($108,000) def. Eryk Anders ($61,000)
Song Yadong ($96,000 + $50,000) def. Marlon Vera ($65,000 + $50,000)
UFC On ESPN 8 Prelims (6 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Miguel Baeza ($24,000 + $50,000) def. Matt Brown ($85,000)
Kevin Holland ($52,000) def. Anthony Hernandez ($12,000)
Giga Chikadze ($28,000) def. Irwin Rivera ($14,000)
Nate Landwehr ($26,000) def. Darren Elkins ($62,000)
Cortney Casey ($100,000 + $50,000) def. Mara Romero Borella ($20,000)
Rodrigo Nascimento ($20,000) def. Don’Tale Mayes ($10,000)