UFC 141 Bonuses and Payouts


The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the payouts for the fighters that competed in last Friday’s (Dec.30) UFC 141 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Surprisingly Brock Lesnar who returned from a 14 month layoff and lost his fight to Alistair Overeem led the way with a $400,000 payday. Alistair Overeem who defeated Lesnar in the main event in the first round by TKO was not far behind pocketing nearly $386,000 in his Octagon debut.

The night was full of decision victories, but a few big moments happened on the main PPV card. The UFC handed out $75,000 to each of the nights bonus winners.


  • Fight of the Night – Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone
  • KO of the Night – Johny Hendricks
* No submission of the night was awarded as there were no submissions at UFC 141.

Here is a full list of salaries and payouts thanks to

Alistair Overeem — $385,714.28 (264,285.71 to show, 121,428.57 to win)*
Brock Lesnar — $400,000
Overeem defeated Lesnar via technical knockout in round one

Nate Diaz — $74,000 ($37,000 to show, $37,000 to win)
Donald Cerrone — $30,000
Diaz defeated Cerrone via unanimous decision

Johny Hendricks — $52,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 to win)
Jon Fitch — $60,000
Hendricks defeated Fitch via knockout in round one

Alexander Gustafsson — $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Vladimir Matyushenko — $40,000
Gustafsson defeated Matyushenko via technical knockout in round one

Jim Hettes — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Nam Phan — $8,000
Hettes defeated Phan via unanimous decision

Ross Pearson — $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Junior Assuncao — $8,000
Pearson defeated Assuncao via unanimous decision

Danny Castillo — $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 to win)
Anthony Njokuani — $12,000
Castillo defeated Njokuani via split decision

Dong Hyun Kim — $82,000 ($41,000 to show, $41,000 to win)
Sean Pierson — $8,000
Kim defeated Pierson via unanimous decision

Jacob Volkmann — $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Efrain Escudero — $10,000
Volkmann defeated Escudero via unanimous decision

Diego Nunes — $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Manny Gamburyan — $18,000
Nunes defeated Gamburyan via unanimous decision

Matt Riddle — TBD
Luis Ramos — TBD
(Fight canceled due to illness)

*Overeem had his purse withheld because of a lawsuit filed by his former management company

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Jeremy Brand is an experienced MMA writer and columnist. He is the founder of, and has represented the company with media credentials at many mixed martial arts fights. Jeremy is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training in BC, Canada.

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