UFC 203 salaries: CM Punk earns $500,000 for debut

UFC 203 is in the books and it was a wild debut in Cleveland.

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defended his title in front of the hometown crowd with an impressive first-round knockout of Alistair Overeem.

The two men earned Fight of the Night honors for their performances and also brought home the highest disclosed pay days of the night. The champion received a flat pay of $600,000, while Overeem topped the payroll with $800,000.

Former WWE superstar Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, who was making his mixed martial arts debut, earned a cool $500,000 for his lopsided loss to Mickey Gall, who brought home $30,000.

Other fighters to top six-figures were co-main event participants Fabricio Werdum ($375,000) and Travis Browne ($120,000), while Urijah Faber brought home $160,000.

The figures released do not include any money from outside sponsors, Reebok outfitting numbers or outside sponsorships for the athletes. UFC 203 purses also exclude any locker room bonuses which include the $50,000 bonuses earned by Miocic, Overeem, Andrade and Medeiros.

The full list of UFC 203 salaries can be seen below:

Main Card 
Stipe Miocic ($600,000 + no win bonus = $600,000) def. Alistair Overeem ($800,000)
Fabricio Werdum ($250,000 + $125,000 = $375,000) def. Travis Browne ($120,000)
Mickey Gall ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. CM Punk ($500,000)
Jimmie Rivera ($24,000 + $24,000 = $48,000) def. Urijah Faber ($160,000)
Jessica Andrade ($23,000 + $23,000 = $46,000) def. Joanne Calderwood ($25,000)

Preliminary Card
Bethe Correia ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Jessica Eye ($25,000)
Brad Tavares ($28,000 + $28,000 = $56,000) def. Caio Magalhaes ($20,000)
Nik Lentz ($38,000 + $38,000 = $76,000) def. Michael McBride ($12,000)
Drew Dober ($19,000 + $19,000 = $38,000) def. Jason Gonzales ($10,000)
Yancy Medeiros ($24,000 + $24,000 = $48,000) def. Sean Spencer ($17,000)

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