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UFC 200 salaries: Brock Lesnar gets record-breaking $2.5 million purse

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UFC 200 was heralded as a historic weekend for the UFC, and the event's payroll reflected that.

Returning UFC heavyweight Brock Lesnar landed a record-breaking $2.5 million purse for his co-headlining victory over Mark Hunt, according to figures released Monday to MMA Fighting by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

That figure more than doubles the previous record for a UFC purse, which was held by Conor McGregor for his $1,000,000 payday against Nate Diaz at UFC 196.

Aside from Lesnar, 13 additional fighters hit the six-figure mark in earnings on the stacked UFC 200 card. Those fighters are: Mark Hunt ($700,000), Anderson Silva ($600,000), Miesha Tate ($500,000), Daniel Cormier ($500,000), Jose Aldo ($500,000), Cain Velasquez ($300,000), Frankie Edgar ($190,000), Travis Browne ($120,000), Jim Miller ($118,000), Gegard Mousasi ($110,000), Joe Lauzon ($108,000), Amanda Nunes ($100,000), and Sage Northcutt ($100,000)

UFC 200 took place July 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Nunes defeated Tate to seize the UFC women's bantamweight title in the night's main event, which aired live on pay-per-view.

In addition to their commission-reported salaries, Nunes, Velasquez, Lauzon, and Mousasi all took home $50,000 fight night bonuses for their performances.

A complete list of the UFC 200 salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter's total earnings, as certain sponsorship incomes, pay-per-view bonuses, or discretionary post-fight bonuses are not publicly disclosed.

Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Amanda Nunes ($100,000 + no win bonus = $100,000) def. Miesha Tate ($500,000)
Brock Lesnar ($2,500,000 + no win bonus = $2,500,000) def. Mark Hunt ($700,000)
Daniel Cormier ($500,000 + no win bonus = $500,000) def. Anderson Silva ($600,000)
Jose Aldo ($400,000 + $100,000 = $500,000) def. Frankie Edgar ($190,000)
Cain Velasquez ($300,000 + no win bonus = $300,000) def. Travis Browne ($120,000)

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Julianna Pena ($32,000 + $32,000 = $64,000) def. Cat Zingano ($35,000)
Kelvin Gastelum ($53,000 + $33,000 = $83,000)* def. Johny Hendricks ($80,000)*
T.J. Dillashaw ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Raphael Assuncao ($42,000)
Sage Northcutt ($50,000 + $50,000 = $100,000) def. Enrique Marin ($13,000)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Joe Lauzon ($54,000 + $54,000 = $108,000) def. Diego Sanchez ($80,000)
Gegard Mousasi ($75,000 + $35,000 = $110,000) def. Thiago Santos ($28,000)
Jim Miller ($59,000 + $59,000 = $118,000) def. Takanori Gomi ($55,000)

*Hendricks forfeited 20% of his purse to Gastelum for missing weight