UFC 177 Fighter Paydays Revealed, Draws Record Low Rating For Prelims On FS1

* California State Athletic Commission has released the reported payoffs for this past Saturday’s UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto event, which took place at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.

Below are the disclosed payoffs that fighters on the card received, topped by UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw, who successfully defended his title for the first time against Joe Soto, a last-minute replacement for Renan Barao, who controversially pulled out of the show the day of the weigh-ins.

Pay-Per-View Card

- TJ Dillashaw ($100,000) (includes $50,000 win bonus) def. Joe Soto ($20,000).
- Tony Ferguson ($40,000) (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Danny Castillo (36,000).
- Bethe Correia ($24,000) (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Shayna Baszler ($8,000).
- Carlos Diego Ferreira ($20,000) (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Ramsey Nijem ($18,000).
- Yancy Medeiros ($24,000) (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Damon Jackson ($8,000).

Preliminary Card

- Derek Brunson ($44,000) (includes $22,000 win bonus) def. Lorenz Larkin ($28,000).
- Anthony Hamilton ($16,000) (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Ruan Potts ($10,000).
- Chris Wade ($16,000) (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Cain Carrizosa ($8,000).

* The preliminary fights for this past Saturday’s UFC 177 pay-per-view, which aired live on FOX Sports 1, drew the lowest rating in the history of the UFC.

On Saturday, August 30th, UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto took place from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California, an event that was cursed from day one. The preliminary fights, as noted, aired on FS1, drawing the least amount of viewers for a UFC preliminary card on an outlet with legitimate national penetration in the history of the company.

The UFC 177 prelims on FS1 drew 436,000 viewers, falling well below the previous record-low, which was 628,000 viewers for the UFC 166 prelims on FS1 back in October of 2013.

Saturday’s show drew barely half of the 859,000 average viewers for fights on FS1 since the promotion moved away from their previous cable home on Spike TV.

In all fairness, the show did fall on Labor Day weekend and was an event that had multiple fights fall off of the card the day before the show.

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