Defeated Lesnar earns biggest purse; UFC 141 payouts

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The purses paid out to the fighters on the card for the final UFC event of the year have been released by the promoters. Neither Luis Beição and Matt Riddle—a match-up dropped from the card due to Riddle falling ill—were left without their keep, although their purses were not mentioned in the report. The biggest earner was Brock Lesnar, who entered retirement after falling at the hands of Alistair Overeem. Taking home extra money for putting in the best performances of the event: Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrrone earned an extra 75 K each for the “Fight of the Night”, Johny Hendricks earned the same sum for “Knockout of the Night”, while nobody got the prize for best submission because none surfaced.

Check out the purse list:

Alistair Overeem: $385,714.28
Brock Lesnar: $400,000

Nate Diaz: $74,000 + $75,000 (Fight of the Night bonus)
Donald Cerrone: $30,000 + $75,000 (Fight of the Night bonus)

Johny Hendricks: $52,000 + $75,000 (Knockout of the Night bonus)
Jon Fitch: $60,000

Alexander Gustafsson: $32,000
Vladimir Matyushenko: $40,000

Jim Hettes: $16,000
Nam Phan: $8,000

Ross Pearson: $40,000
Junior Assunção: $8,000

Danny Castillo: $38,000
Anthony Njokuani: $12,000

Dong Hyun Kim: $82,000
Sean Pierson: $8,000

Jacob Volkmann: $32,000
Efrain Escudero: $10,000

Diego Nunes: $24,000
Manny Gamburyan: $18,000

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