Dos Santos’ $200K Leads UFC 131 Paydays

By Mike Whitman Jul 8, 2011
Heavyweight contender Junior dos Santos (Pictured; file photo) walked away from Rogers Arena as the big winner on June 11, raking in a $200,000 payday for his one-sided unanimous decision victory over Shane Carwin ($40,000) in the UFC 131 main event. The Vancouver Athletic Commission emailed the payout information to on Friday.

Co-headlined by the featherweight debut of former two-time lightweight title challenger Kenny Florian ($130,000), the event marked the UFC’s second visit to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Florian was successful in his first bout at 145 pounds, grinding down opponent Diego Nunes ($12,000) en route to a three-round unanimous nod.

Also notable were the paydays received by Dave Herman and John Olav Einemo, who walked away with totals of $106,000 and $85,000, respectively, receiving $70,000 “Fight of the Night” bonuses after their heavyweight donnybrook. Sam Stout and Chris Weidman both took home substantial figures, as Stout earned a total of $108,000 for his “Knockout of the Night” over Yves Edwards and Weidman was awarded a total of $90,000 after finishing Jesse Bongfeldt with the “Submission of the Night.”

UFC 131 Salaries:

Darren Elkins: $16,000
(Includes $8,000 win bonus)

Michihiro Omigawa: $8,000

Aaron Rosa: $6,000

Joey Beltran: $24,000
(Includes $12,000 win bonus)

Jason Young: $6,000

Dustin Poirier: $10,000
(Includes $5,000 win bonus)

James Head: $6,000

Nick Ring: $16,000
(Includes $8,000 win bonus)

Mike Massenzio: $8,000

Krzysztof Soszynski: $24,000
(Includes $12,000 win bonus)

Chris Weidman: $90,000
(Includes $10,000 win bonus, $70,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus)

Jesse Bongfeldt: $6,000

Yves Edwards: $12,000

Sam Stout: $108,000
(Includes $19,000 win bonus, $70,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus)

Vagner Rocha: $6,000

Donald Cerrone: $40,000
(Includes $20,000 win bonus)

Dave Herman: $106,000
(Includes $18,000 win bonus, $70,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)

John Olav Einemo: $85,000
(Includes $70,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)

Mark Munoz: $60,000
(Includes $30,000 win bonus)

Demian Maia: $43,000

Diego Nunes: $12,000

Kenny Florian: $130,000
(Includes $65,000 win bonus)

Shane Carwin: $40,000

Junior dos Santos: $200,000
(Includes $100,000 win bonus)

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