Alistair Overeem was the top earner at UFC on Fox 17 this past Saturday, as the Dutch heavyweight pocketed $542,857 for his second-round stoppage of Junior dos Santos ($400,000) in the co-main event.
The Florida State Boxing Commission recently released salaries from Saturday’s card, which took place at the Amway Center in Orlando. Overeem, whose UFC contract expired following the victory, dropped dos Santos with a massive left hook and finished the victory with follow-up hammerfists 4:43 into round two for his third straight triumph.
Elsewhere, reigning lightweight king Rafael dos Anjos garnered $300,000 for his 66-second demolition of Donald Cerrone ($79,000) in the evening’s headliner, while Nate Diaz took home $40,000 for his decision triumph over Michael Johnson ($30,000) in a featured 155-pound contest.
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 on Fox 17 Salaries:
Rafael dos Anjos: $300,000 (no win bonus)
Donald Cerrone $79,000
Alistair Overeem: $542,857 (includes $200,000 win bonus)
Junior dos Santos: $400,000
Nate Diaz: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Michael Johnson: $30,000
Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
Randa Markos: $12,000
Charles Oliveira: $66,600 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
Myles Jury: $30,000
Nate Marquardt: $98,000 (includes $49,000 win bonus)
C.B. Dollaway: $40,000
Valentina Shevchenko: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Sarah Kaufman: $22,000
Tamdan McCrory: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Josh Samman: $10,000
Nik Lentz:: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
Danny Castillo: $39,000
Cole Miller: $33,000
Jim Alers: $10,000
Kamaru Usman: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Leon Edwards: $15,000
Vicente Luque:: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Hayder Hassan:: $10,000
Francis Ngannou:: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Luis Henrique: $10,000