|UFC 177's top earner TJ Dillashaw (pic via Twitter)|
These salary amounts do not include any individual fighter endorsement earnings for this event, nor do they include any undisclosed bonuses which are commonly paid to fighters by Zuffa in private. Fighters pay out of pocket for training, licensing fees and related expenses. Fighters spend months training in preparation for these fights, so they are being paid for the work they have already completed in the gym, as well as their performance on fight night.
UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw, fighting out of the Sacramento-based Team Alpha Male camp, was the top earner of the night with his $150,000 payout.