The California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2” event.
Despite appearing in the show’s co-featured attraction, hometown hero Urijah Faber (pictured) walked away as the night’s highest earner. Half of Faber’s $200,000 payday came via win bonus for submitting Michael McDonald.
Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who knocked out Joseph Benavidez in the main event to retain his title, pocketed $175,000. However, only $50K of his paycheck was by way of win bonus.
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.
Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento hosted Saturday’s event.
Here are the official salaries for UFC on FOX 9:
Alptekin Ozkilic: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Defeated Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000
Abel Trujillo: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Roger Bowling: $12,000
Sam Stout: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Defeated Cody McKenzie: $12,000
Zach Makovsky: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Scott Jorgensen: $26,000
Bobby Green: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Defeated Pat Healy: $25,000
Edson Barboza: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
Defeated Danny Castillo: $31,000
Ryan LaFlare: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Court McGee: $20,000
Joe Lauzon: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Defeated Mac Danzig: $32,000
Chad Mendes: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
Defeated Nick Lentz: $29,000
Urijah Faber: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
Defeated Michael McDonald: $17,000
Demetrious Johnson: $175,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
Defeated Joseph Benavidez: $42,000