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‘UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera’ Salaries Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
August 9th, 2012
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UFC Mauricio Shogun Rua

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera” extravaganza.

Although his 4thRound TKO victory over Brandon Vera in the show’s featured attraction wasn’t good enough to earn top contender status, light heavyweight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Pictured) still left Los Angeles as the night’s highest earner. The Brazilian pocketed $240,000 for his performance, with $70k coming via win bonus.

Lyoto Machida was the second-highest paid athlete. He took home a flat $200,000 paycheck and next crack at the 205-pound crown for putting Ryan Bader to sleep in the co-main event.

Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.

Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.

Staples Center in Los Angeles hosted Saturday’s event.

Here are the official salaries for UFC on FOX 4:

Preliminary Card:

(Total disclosed payroll: $948,000)

John Moraga: $18,000 (Includes $9,000 win bonus)
Ulysses Gomez: $8,000

Manny Gamburyan: $36,000 (Includes $18,000 win bonus)
Michihiro Omigawa: $11,000

Phil De Fries: $32,000 (Includes $16,000 win bonus)
Oli Thompson: $11,000

Rani Yahya: $24,000 (Includes $12,000 win bonus)
Josh Grispi: $15,000

Wagner Prado: $16,000
Phil Davis: $30,000

Nam Phan: $20,000 (Includes $10,000 win bonus)
Cole Miller: $21,000

Main Card:

Mike Swick: $86,000 (Includes $43,000 win bonus)
DeMarques Johnson: $18,000

Joe Lauzon: $48,000 (Includes $24,000 win bonus)
Jamie Varner: $12,000

Lyoto Machida: $200,000 (no win bonus)
Ryan bader: $47,000

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua: $240,000 (Includes $170,000 to show, $70,000 win bonus)
Brandon Vera: $70,000

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