‘CM Punk’ Pockets $500,000 Payday in UFC 203 Debut; Alistair Overeem Nets $800,000

By: Brian Knapp
Sep 12, 2016

No one can say Phil Brooks walked away from his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut empty-handed.

Brooks, aka “CM Punk,” earned $500,000 in his first-round submission loss to Mickey Gall at UFC 203 “Miocic vs. Overeem” on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Gall, who banked $30,000 for his efforts, finished the former World Wrestling entertainment superstar with a rear-naked choke 2:14 into round one (online betting).

Meanwhile, Alistair Overeem cashed an event-high $800,000 paycheck after he failed to unseat Stipe Miocic and succumbed to ground-and-pound from the UFC heavyweight champion 4:27 into the first round of their UFC 203 headliner. Miocic took home $600,000, as the Strong Style Fight Team rep and Euclid, Ohio, native recorded his fourth consecutive victory.

The Ohio Athletic Commission on Monday released disclosed salaries for the event. A full rundown follows:

UFC 203 Disclosed Salaries

Stipe Miocic: $600,000
Alistair Overeem: $800,000

Fabricio Werdum: $375,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
Travis Browne: $120,000

Mickey Gall: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Phil Brooks: $500,000

Jimmie Rivera: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Urijah Faber: $160,000

Jessica Andrade: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
Joanne Calderwood: $25,000

Bethe Correia: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Jessica Eye: $25,000

Brad Tavares: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
Caio Magalhaes: $20,000

Nik Lentz: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus)
Michael McBride: $12,000

Drew Dober: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Jason Gonzalez: $10,000

Yancy Medeiros: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Sean Spencer: $17,000

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that fighters may acquire for their performance.

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