Alistair Overeem tops UFC on ESPN 8 Fighter Salaries

Still being in the game through four different decades means two things: You're still winning at this stage and you can demand a higher payout.

That was the case for  Alistair Overeem topped Saturday's UFC on ESPN 8 fighter salaries. It's also his his fourth decade of fighting as he fought in the last year 1990s all the way to the first year of the 2020s.

Overeem almost lost that fight against Walt Harris but regardless, he would still likely be paid more even of he lost.

Overeem finishes Harris

Harris came on strong as he dropped Overeem in the opening round and pummeled the Dutch fighter. Surprisingly, Overeem was not put away.

Instead, Overeem turned the momentum on his side as a tired Harris was the one dropped on the canvas this time and for good. Overeem won the fight via TKO.

"The Reem" tops UFC on ESPN 8 Fighter Salaries

Overeem topped the fighter payouts with a generous $400,000 for his victory. His opponent Harris only made a fraction at $75,000.

For the women on the card, it was Claudia Gadelha who topped female fighter salaries $108,000.

It is unknownif some fighters made more than disclosed out of bonuses.

UFC on ESPN 8 Fighter Salaries

  • Alistair Overeem: $400,000 def. Walt Harris: $75,000
  • Claudia Gadelha: $108,000 def. Angela Hill: $54,000
  • Dan Ige: $100,000 def. Edson Barboza: $79,000
  • Krzysztof Jotko: $108,000 def. Eryk Anders: $61,000
  • Song Yadong: $96,000 def. Marlon Vera: $65,000
  • Miguel Baeza: $24,000 def. Matt Brown: $85,000
  • Kevin Holland: $52,000 def. Anthony Hernandez: $12,000
  • Giga Chikadze: $28,000 def. Irwin Rivera: $14,000
  • Nate Landwehr: $26,000 def. Darren Elkins: $62,000
  • Cortney Casey: $100,000 def. Mara Romero Borella: $20,000
  • Rodrigo Nascimento: $20,000 def. Don’Tale Mayes: $10,000

Congratulations to Alistair Overeem for making it across four decades. May you continue your success in the sport.