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Fighter Salaries For UFC Fight Night 17 ‘Lauzon vs. Stephens’ Event (Payroll)

The official payroll for UFC Fight Night 17 (UFN 17) was released by the Florida State Athletic Commission.  The event took place at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida and drew 7,596 attendees for a total live gate of $428,000 USD. 

The total fighter payroll was $304,000 USD.

The following is the complete fighter payroll for the UFN 17 event that took place on February 7:

Main Fight Card:

  • Joe Lauzon $20,000 (includes win bonus of $10,000) def. Jeremy Stephens $10,000 (win bonus would have been $10,000)

*Lauzon also earned an extra $30,000 for “Submission of the Night”

  • Cain Velasquez $30,000 (includes win bonus of $15,000) def. Denis Stojnic $5,000 (win bonus would have been $5,000)

*Velasquez also earned an extra $30,000 for “Knockout of the Night”

  • Josh Neer $18,000 (includes win bonus of $9,000) def. Mac Danzig $15,000 (win bonus would have been $15,000)

*Neer and Danzig also earned an extra $30,000 for “Fight of the Night”

  • Anthony Johnson $26,000 (includes win bonus of $13,000) def. Luigi Fioravanti $13,000 (win bonus would have been $13,000)

Preliminary Fight Card:

  • Kurt Pellegrino $32,000 (includes win bonus of $16,000) def. Rob Emerson $10,000 (win bonus would have been $10,000)
  • Dan Miller $18,000 (includes win bonus of $9,000) def. Jake Rosholt $13,000 (win bonus would have been $13,000)
  • Gleison Tibau $26,000 (includes win bonus of $13,000) def. Rich Clementi $23,000 (win bonus would have been $23,000)
  • Matt Veach $6,000 (includes win bonus of $3,000) def. Matt Grice $7,000 (win bonus would have been $7,000)
  • Nick Catone $6,000 (includes win bonus of $3,000) def. Derek Downey $3,000 (win bonus would have been $3,000)
  • Matt Riddle $16,000 (includes win bonus of $8,000) def. Steve Bruno $7,000 (win bonus would have been $7,000)
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