UFC light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier led the reported payroll for UFC 170, earning a purse of $160,000 for his quick first-round knockout of Patrick Cummins, according to figures released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Following a last-second change in opponents, Cormier dominated the untested Cummins en route to a 79-second victory in the night's co-main event. Cummins, who agreed to the fight less than two weeks out from UFC 170, pocketed just $8,000 for his UFC debut.
Elsewhere on the night's main card, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and welterweight contender Rory MacDonald also cleared the six-figure mark. Rousey took home $110,000 for her 69-second TKO win over Sara McMann ($16,000) in the night's main event, while MacDonald earned $100,000 for his ‘Fight of the Night' decision victory over Demian Maia ($64,000).
UFC 170 took place February 22, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. As always, the entire UFC 170 payroll can be seen below, although these figures do not represent a fighter's total earnings, as sponsorship money and discretionary post-fight bonuses are not publicly disclosed.
Additionally, Stephen Thompson, Rousey, Maia and MacDonald earned $50,000 post-fight bonuses for their work.
Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Ronda Rousey ($55,000 + $55,000 = $110,000) def. Sara McMann ($16,000)
Daniel Cormier ($80,000 + $80,000 = $160,000) def. Patrick Cummins ($8,000)
Rory MacDonald ($50,000 + $50,000 = $100,000) def. Demian Maia ($64,000)
Mike Pyle ($48,000 + $48,000 = $96,000) def. T.J. Waldburger ($18,000)
Stephen Thompson ($14,000 + $14,000 = $28,000) def. Robert Whittaker ($15,000)
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Alexis Davis ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Jessica Eye ($8,000)
Raphael Assunção ($28,000 + $28,000 = $56,000) def. Pedro Muhnoz ($8,000)
Aljamain Sterling ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Cody Gibson ($8,000)
Zach Makovsky ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Josh Sampo ($10,000)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Erik Koch ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Rafaello Oliveira ($14,000)
Ernest Chavez ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Yosdenis Cedeno ($8,000)