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UFC 170 salaries: Ronda Rousey and Daniel Cormier earn biggest paydays

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Ronda Rousey and Daniel Cormier pulled in more than $1,500 for each second they spent fighting at UFC 170

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$1,666.67 and $2025.31. Those are the amounts that Ronda Rousey and Daniel Cormier earned for each second they spent inside the Octagon on Saturday night.

Rousey defended her UFC women's bantamweight title against Sara McMann in the main event, stopping the challenger with a knee to the liver 66-seconds into the fight. Cormier, fighting at light heavyweight for the first time in his career, took 79-seconds to dispatch Pat Cummins in the co-main event. Cormier ended his fight with a barrage of strikes on the ground.

For those that have no interest in doing the math, Rousey took home a disclosed payday of $110,000 while Cormier earned $160,000. Their opponents took home a lot less. McMann earned $16,000 in defeat, while Cummins received $8,000.

The full list of fighter salaries for UFC 170 follows (via

Ronda Rousey: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. Sara McMann: $16,000

Daniel Cormier: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)
def. Patrick Cummins: $8,000

Rory MacDonald: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Demian Maia: $64,000

Mike Pyle: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
def. T.J. Waldburger: $18,000

Stephen Thompson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Robert Whittaker: $15,000

Alexis Davis: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Jessica Eye: $8,000

Raphael Assuncao: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Pedro Munhoz: $8,000

Aljamain Sterling: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Gibson: $8,000

Zach Makovsky: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Sampo: $10,000

Erik Koch: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Rafaello Oliveira: $14,000

Ernest Chavez: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Yosdenis Cedeno: $8,000

Salaries do not include any discretionary bonuses.