No one can say Phil Brooks walked away from his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut empty-handed.
Brooks, aka “CM Punk,” earned $500,000 in his first-round submission loss to Mickey Gall at UFC 203 “Miocic vs. Overeem” on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Gall, who banked $30,000 for his efforts, finished the former World Wrestling entertainment superstar with a rear-naked choke 2:14 into round one.
Meanwhile, Alistair Overeem cashed an event-high $800,000 paycheck after he failed to unseat Stipe Miocic and succumbed to ground-and-pound from the UFC heavyweight champion 4:27 into the first round of their UFC 203 headliner. Miocic took home $600,000, as the Strong Style Fight Team rep and Euclid, Ohio, native recorded his fourth consecutive victory.
The Ohio Athletic Commission on Monday released disclosed salaries for the event. A full rundown follows:
UFC 203 Disclosed Salaries
Stipe Miocic: $600,000
Alistair Overeem: $800,000
Fabricio Werdum: $375,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
Travis Browne: $120,000
Mickey Gall: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Phil Brooks: $500,000
Jimmie Rivera: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Urijah Faber: $160,000
Jessica Andrade: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
Joanne Calderwood: $25,000
Bethe Correia: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Jessica Eye: $25,000
Brad Tavares: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
Caio Magalhaes: $20,000
Nik Lentz: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus)
Michael McBride: $12,000
Drew Dober: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Jason Gonzalez: $10,000
Yancy Medeiros: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Sean Spencer: $17,000
Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that fighters may acquire for their performance.