Michelle Waterson and Mickey Gall scored upsets on Saturday, but neither came close to topping the UFC on FOX 22 fighter salaries. That honor went to Urijah Faber, who retired following his fight.
Waterson upset rising star Paige VanZant in the UFC on FOX 22 headliner, while Gall got the better of youngster Saige Northcutt in the co-main event. Waterson was paid $30,000 for her victory, while Gall made $40,000. Both were paid less than the fighters they defeated.
Faber, however, who is riding off into the sunset, defeated Brad Pickett in front of his hometown fans in Sacramento, Calif. He was paid $320,000 for the victory, sitting atop the disclosed payroll for the event.
The California State Athletic Commission released the UFC on FOX 22 fighter salaries to MMAWeekly.com on Monday. The event took place on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.
UFC on FOX 22 Fighter Salaries
Michelle Waterson: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Paige VanZant: $43,000
Mickey Gall: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Sage Northcutt: $60,000
Urijah Faber: $320,000 (includes $160,000 win bonus)
def. Brad Pickett: $40,000
Alan Jouban: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Perry: $14,000
Paul Craig: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Luis Henrique da Silva: $14,000
Mizuto Hirota: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Cole Miller: $33,000
Colby Covington: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Bryan Barberena: $20,000
Alex Morono: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. James Moontasri: $16,000
Josh Emmett: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Holtzman: $17,000
Leslie Smith: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Irene Aldana: $12,000
Eddie Wineland: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Takeya Mizugaki: $39,000
Hector Sandoval: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Fredy Serrano: $12,000
Sultan Aliev: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Bojan Velickovic: $12,000
UFC on FOX 22 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $1,094,000