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