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UFC 200 Salaries: Lesnar Earns $2.5 Million Guaranteed Purse, Largest In UFC History

Following the historic UFC 200 event on Saturday evening, the reported salaries paid to each fighter on the card have been released by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC).

Below, via MMAFighting.com, are the salaries that were paid to the fighters on Saturday’s historic fight card.

As seen in the figures released by the commission, Kevin Iole’s report regarding former UFC Heavyweight Champion and current WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar earning a guaranteed purse of $2.5 million for his comeback fight against Mark Hunt, the largest guaranteed purse paid to any fighter in UFC history, was the real deal.

It’s worth noting that the following figures do not include the many bonuses and other earnings UFC pays to their fighters that are not reported to the NAC.

UFC 200 Main Card (Pay-Per-View)

Amanda Nunes ($100,000 + no win bonus = $100,000) def. Miesha Tate ($500,000)
Brock Lesnar ($2,500,000 + no win bonus = $2,500,000) def. Mark Hunt ($700,000)
Daniel Cormier ($500,000 + no win bonus = $500,000) def. Anderson Silva ($600,000)
Jose Aldo ($400,000 + $100,000 = $500,000) def. Frankie Edgar ($190,000)
Cain Velasquez ($300,000 + no win bonus = $300,000) def. Travis Browne ($120,000)

UFC 200 Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)

Julianna Pena ($32,000 + $32,000 = $64,000) def. Cat Zingano ($35,000)
Kelvin Gastelum ($53,000 + $33,000 = $83,000)* def. Johny Hendricks ($80,000)*
T.J. Dillashaw ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Raphael Assuncao ($42,000)
Sage Northcutt ($50,000 + $50,000 = $100,000) def. Enrique Marin ($13,000)

UFC 200 Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Joe Lauzon ($54,000 + $54,000 = $108,000) def. Diego Sanchez ($80,000)
Gegard Mousasi ($75,000 + $35,000 = $110,000) def. Thiago Santos ($28,000)
Jim Miller ($59,000 + $59,000 = $118,000) def. Takanori Gomi ($55,000)

*Hendricks forced to give up 20 percent of his purse to Gastelum for missing weight.

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