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UFC Fight Night 26 Paydays Revealed: Overeem Wins Big, Despite First Round Loss


The paydays for August’s UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen have been revealed. Despite his first round KO defeat, Alistair Overeem was the big winner that night, bringing in an impressive $285,714.29 purse, not including sponsorships and endorsements.

UFC Fight Night 26 took place on August 17 at the TD Garden Arena in Boston. It aired as part of the UFC’s recent deal with FOX Sports 1.

The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission released the figures. You can view the full payroll below:

Chael Sonnen: $100,000 (no win bonus)
def. Mauricio Rua: $175,000

Travis Browne: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Alistair Overeem: $285,714.29

Urijah Faber: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
def. Yuri Alcantara: $16,000

Matt Brown: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Pyle: $45,000

John Howard: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Uriah Hall: $10,000

Michael Johnson: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Lauzon: $27,000

Michael McDonald: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Brad Pickett: $23,000

Conor McGregor: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Max Holloway: $14,000

Steven Siler: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Brown: $30,000

Diego Brandao: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Daniel Pineda: $15,000

Manny Gamburyan: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Cole Miller: $26,000

Ovince St. Preux: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Donovan: $8,000

James Vick: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Ramsey Nijem: $14,000

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