Total payroll for Tuesday card reaches $481,000
The total payroll for the event was $481,000. Figures were first reported by MMA Junkie on numbers from the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. Repeated requests from HeavyMMA for the figures from the state have gone unanswered.
Cerrone made $60,000 for his unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens. And Sadollah, the Season 7 winner of “The Ultimate Fighter,” earned $48,000 for his split decision win over Jorge Lopez.
Main event featherweight upset winner Chan Sung Jung, “The Korean Zombie,” picked up $34,000 for his fight against Dustin Poirier, who made $14,000. But Jung also made an additional $80,000 in bonus money when he won both Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night honors – worth $40,000 each.
Other top winners on the card, which had a main card broadcast live on the Fuel TV cable network from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, included Igor Pokrajac ($34,000), Rafael dos Anjos ($32,000 and TJ Grant ($30,000). Tom Lawlor earned $24,000 for his knockout win against Jason MacDonald, then an additional $40,000 for Knockout of the Night.
The salaries do not include disclosed bonus awards, non-disclosed “discretionary” or “locker room” bonuses or any sponsorship monies.
The complete list of salaries is below:
Chan Sung Jung $34,000 (inc. $17,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Poirier ($14,000)
Amir Sadollah $48,000 (inc. $24,000 win bonus) def. Jorge Lopez ($6,000)
Donald Cerrone $60,000 (inc. $30,000 win bonus) def. Jeremy Stephens ($24,000)
Yves Jabouin $20,000 (inc. $10,000 win bonus) def. Jeff Hougland ($8,000)
Igor Pokrajac $34,000 (inc. $17,000 win bonus) def. Fabio Maldonado ($11,000)
Tom Lawlor $24,000 (inc. $12,000 win bonus) def. Jason MacDonald ($19,000)
Brad Tavares $20,000 (inc. $10,000 win bonus) def. Dongi Yang ($12,000)
Cody McKenzie $20,000 (inc. $10,000 win bonus) def. Marcus LeVesseur ($6,000)
TJ Grant $30,000 (inc. $15,000 win bonus) def. Carlo Prater ($10,000)
Rafael dos Anjos $32,000 (inc. $16,000 win bonus) def. Kamal Shalorus ($11,000)
Johnny Eduardo $12,000 (inc. $6,000 win bonus) def. Jeff Curran ($8,000)
Francisco Rivera $12,000 (inc. $6,000 win bonus) def. Alex Soto ($6,000)