UFC on Fox 1 Fighter Salaries: dos Santos Wins Big

Junior dos Santos

Junior dos Santos

The California State Athletic Commission on Thursday released the UFC on Fox 1 fighter salaries.

Junior dos Santos rocked Cain Velasquez in the opening minute of the fight, fnishing him off to capture the UFC heavyweight championship during the company’s maiden voyage on Fox.

UFC on Fox 1: Velasquez vs. dos Santos took place Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses.

Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters’ salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.

UFC ON FOX 1 MAIN EVENT FIGHTER SALARY

Junior dos Santos: $220,000 (includes $110,000 win bonus)
def. Cain Velasquez: $100,000

UFC ON FOX 1 PRELIMINARY BOUT FIGHTER SALARIES

Benson Henderson: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Clay Guida: $40,000

Dustin Poirier: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Pablo Garza: $8,000

Ricardo Lamas: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Cub Swanson: $15,000

DaMarques Johnson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Clay Harvison: $8,000

Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto: $15,000

Robert Peralta: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Mackens Semerzier: $8,000

Alex Caceres: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Cole Escovedo: $6,000

Mike Pierce: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Paul Bradley: $8,000

Aaron Rosa: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Lucas: $6,000

UFC ON FOX 1 DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $654,000


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