UFC on Fox 17 Salaries: Free Agent Alistair Overeem ($542K) Tops Payroll

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 23, 2015

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


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