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‘UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2’ Salaries Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
December 16th, 2013
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UFC Bantamweight Urijah Faber

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:

Preliminary Card:

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

Main Card:

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

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