Daniel Cormier earned about $2,000 per second of cage time on Saturday night. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
The two fighters who had the shortest nights in the Octagon at UFC 170 also took home the biggest paychecks.
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey earned $110,000 for her technical knockout triumph over Sara McMann ($16,000) 1:06 into the opening round of the evening’s main event, while Daniel Cormier banked $160,000 for his 79-second drubbing of Pat Cummins ($8,000) in the co-headliner. The Nevada Athletic Commission released salary figures to Sherdog.com on Monday.
UFC 170 took place at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and also saw Tristar Gym standout Rory MacDonald ($100,000) take a unanimous decision over Demian Maia ($64,000) in a featured welterweight tilt. Other top earners included Mike Pyle, who took home $96,000 for his third-round stoppage of T.J. Waldburger ($18,000), and bantamweight contender Raphael Assuncao, who collected $56,000 for outpointing Pedro Munhoz ($8,000).
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 a fighter may acquire for their performance.
UFC 170 Salaries
Ronda Rousey: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
Sara McMann: $16,000
Daniel Cormier: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)
Patrick Cummins: $8,000
Rory MacDonald: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
Demian Maia: $64,000
Mike Pyle: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
T.J. Waldburger: $18,000
Stephen Thompson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Robert Whittaker: $15,000
Alexis Davis: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Jessica Eye: $8,000
Raphael Assuncao: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
Pedro Munhoz: $8,000
Aljamain Sterling: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Cody Gibson: $8,000
Zach Makovsky: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Josh Sampo: $10,000
Erik Koch: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Rafaello Oliveira: $14,000
Ernest Chavez: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Yosdenis Cedeno: $8,000