UFC Fight Night Salaries: Jeremy Stephens ($100K), Rick Story ($76K) Top Payroll

By Sherdog.com Staff May 31, 2016

Jeremy Stephens didn’t top the bill at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night, but the longtime Octagon veteran walked away from the event with the largest disclosed payout.

Stephens earned a paycheck of $100,000 -- including a $50,000 win bonus -- for his unanimous decision victory over Renan Barao in the evening’s featherweight co-main event at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Former bantaweight champion Barao took home $50,000 in defeat.

Sherdog.com on Tuesday obtained the event’s pay sheet from the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Other high earners on the card included returning welterweight Rick Story ($76,000), former Strikeforce competitor Lorenz Larkin ($72,000) and middleweight Chris Camozzi ($72,000).

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 Fight Night ‘Almeida vs. Garbrandt’

Cody Garbrandt: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Thomas Almeida: $25,000

Jeremy Stephens: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
Renan Barao: $50,000

Rick Story: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus)
Tarec Saffiedine: $37,000

Chris Camozzi: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus)
Vitor Miranda: $18,000

Lorenz Larkin: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus)
Jorge Masvidal: $57,000

Paul Felder: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Joshua Burkman: $48,000

Sara McMann: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Jessica Eye: $25,000

Abel Trujillo: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
Jordan Rinaldi: $10,000

Jake Collier: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Alberto Emiliano Pereira: $10,000

Erik Koch: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Shane Campbell: $15,000

Bryan Caraway: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Aljamain Sterling: $30,000

Adam Milstead: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Chris de la Rocha: $10,000

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