UFC 200 payouts released – Brock Lesnar & opponent top list

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

Brock Lesnar (artist Travis Beaven © PWTorch)

UFC confirmed Monday that Brock Lesnar earned a flat pay of $2.5 million for his headline return fight at UFC 200.

Lesnar’s disclosed pay is the highest in UFC history, topping $1.5 million for Conor McGregor at UFC 196. Lesnar will also earn bonus pay based on the PPV buys.

Lesnar’s opponent, Mark Hunt, earned the second-highest pay at $700,000 for his loss to Lesnar.

Anderson Silva, who took the place of co-headliner Jon Jones on two days notice, earned $600,000. Silva’s opponent, Daniel Cormier, and main-eventer Miesha Tate earned $500,000 each.

Total payroll was nearly $7.0 million, the largest disclosed payroll for a UFC event in company history.

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