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)

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