UFC on ESPN 8 Salaries: Alistair Overeem Earns Event-High $400,000 Payday

By Tristen Critchfield May 18, 2020


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Alistair Overeem took home a nice paycheck for his 40th birthday.

The Dutch veteran earned an event-high $400,000 purse for his second-round technical knockout of Walt Harris in the UFC on ESPN 8 headliner at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday night. Harris pocketed $75,000 in defeat.

The Florida State Boxing Commission released salaries from the event to Sherdog.com on Monday.

Claudia Gadelha ($108,000), who took a split decision over Angela Hill ($54,000), and Krzysztof Jotko ($108,000), who defeated Eryk Anders ($61,000) via unanimous decision, were the next highest earners on the card. Dan Ige ($100,000) and Cortney Casey ($100,000) also garnered six-figure paydays.

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 ESPN 8 Salaries:

Alistair Overeem: $400,000
Walt Harris: $75,000

Claudia Gadelha: $108,000
Angela Hill: $54,000

Dan Ige: $100,000
Edson Barboza: $79,000

Krzysztof Jotko: $108,000
Eryk Anders: $61,000

Yadong Song: $96,000
Marlon Vera: $65,000

Miguel Baeza: $24,000
Matt Brown: $85,000

Kevin Holland: $52,000
Anthony Hernandez: $12,000

Giga Chikadze: $28,000
Irwin Rivera: $14,000

Nate Landwehr: $26,000
Darren Elkins: $62,000

Cortney Casey: $100,000
Mara Romero Borella: $20,000

Rodrigo Nascimento Ferreira: $20,000
Don'Tale Mayes: $10,000

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