The UFC on Fox 5 fighter salaries were released to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday by the Washington Department of Licensing.
Benson Henderson continued his reign atop the UFC lightweight division, dominating Nate Diaz, while Alexander Gustafsson and Rory MacDonald continued their ascension up the ranks of their respective divisions.
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.
Benson Henderson: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Diaz: $50,000
Alexander Gustafsson: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Mauricio Rua: $175,000
Rory MacDonald: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. BJ Penn: $150,000
Matt Brown: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Swick: $48,000
Yves Edwards: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Jeremy Stephens: $24,000
Raphael Assuncao: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Easton: $14,000
Ramsey Nijem: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Proctor: $8,000
Daron Cruickshank: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Henry Martinez: $8,000
Abel Trujillo: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Marcus LeVesseur: $8,000
Dennis Siver: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus)
def. Nam Phan: $10,000
Scott Jorgensen: $41,000 (includes $20,500 win bonus)
def. John Albert: $10,000
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