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UFC Fight Night 82 salaries: Five fighters break 100k mark

UFC Fight Night 82's biggest victor didn't make quite as much as some of the other main card fighters.

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The UFC's aborted pay-per-view that became UFC Fight Night 82 featured some ranked fighters and quality matchups, but didn't feature any gigantic salaries. This is due to the removal of the heavyweight fight, of course. But even with that, the highest salary on the card ended up being $125,000, which went to Roy Nelson. Four other fighters made about $100,000 though.

Perhaps the most underpaid man on the card was blossoming star Stephen Thompson, who made just $48,000 for his win over Johny Hendricks.

Here's the full list of salaries, via the Nevada State Athletic Commission. This does not include the performance bonuses or Reebok money earned by fighters.

Stephen Thompson: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Johny Hendricks: $100,000

Roy Nelson: $125,000 ($50,000 win bonus)
Jared Rosholt: $33,000

Ovince Saint Preux: $102,000 ($51,000 win bonus)
Rafael Cavalcante: $42,000

Joseph Benavidez: $118,000 ($59,000 win bonus)
Zach Makovsky: $19,000

Misha Cirkunov: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
Alex Nicholson: $10,000

Mike Pyle: $106,000 ($53,000 win bonus)
Sean Spencer: $17,000

Josh Burkman: $90,000 ($45,000 win bonus)
K.J. Noons : $34,000

Derrick Lewis: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus)
Damian Grabowski: $17,000

Justin Scoggins: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus)
Ray Borg: $18,000

Diego Rivas: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
Noad Lahat: $17,000

Mickey Gall: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
Mike Jackson: $10,000

Alex White: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
Artem Lobov: $13,000

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