The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation has released the salary information for all of the fighters who competed on the UFC on Fuel TV 3: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier fight card, which took place at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.
Donald Cerrone and Amir Sadollah were revealed to have been sent home with the biggest paychecks from that night, earning $60,000 and $48,000, respectively. Cerrone got back in the win column after suffering a tough-to-swallow unanimous decision loss to Nate Diaz late last year by beating down Jeremy Stephens for three rounds to earn his own unanimous decision win. Sadollah faced Wanderlei Silva protege Jorge Lopez in the night’s co-main event and struggled through to earn a split decision win.
In the night’s main event, Chan Sung Jung took Dustin Poirier with a D’Arce choke in the fourth round of a wild fight. The win likely earned Jung a shot at the championship.
Take a look at all of the fighters’ base salaries below (props to MMAJunkie):
Chan Sung Jung ($17K + $17K win bonus = $34K) defeated Dustin Poirier ($14K)
Amir Sadollah ($24K + $24K win bonus = $48K) defeated Jorge Lopez ($6K)
Donald Cerrone ($30K + $30K win bonus = $60K) defeated Jeremy Stephens ($24K)
Yves Jabouin ($10K + $10K win bonus = $20K) defeated Jeff Hougland ($8K)
Igor Pokrajac ($17K + $17K win bonus = $34K) defeated Fabio Maldonado ($11K)
Tom Lawlor (12K + $12K win bonus = $24K) defeated Jason MacDonald ($19K)
Brad Tavares ($10K + $10K win bonus = $20K) defeated Dongi Yang ($12K)
Cody McKenzie ($10K + $10K win bonus = $20K) defeated Marcus LeVesseur ($6K)
T.J. Grant ($15K + $15K win bonus = $30K) defeated Carlo Prater ($10K)
Rafael dos Anjos ($16K $16K win bonus = $32K) defeated Kamal Shalorus ($11K)
Johnny Eduardo ($6K + $6K win bonus = $12K) defeated Jeff Curran ($8K)
Francisco Rivera ($6K + $6K win bonus = $12K) defeated Alex Soto ($6K)