“UFC Fight Night 20” Salaries Released

Written by Tom Ngo
January 13th, 2010

Despite not appearing on the televised portion of “UFC Fight Night 20” on Monday or winning a Fight Bonus, Chris Leben walked out of the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia as the night’s highest earner after the controversial slugger pocketed $60K for his unanimous decision win over Jay Silva.

Here is a complete rundown of the fighters’ paydays courtesy of Sherdog.com:

Preliminary Bouts:

Nick Catone: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) def. Jesse Forbes: $6,000
Gerald Harris: $42,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus, $30,000 KO of the Night bonus) def. John Salte: $6,000
Rafael dos Anjos: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Bradley: $8,000
Nik Lentz: $7,000 vs. Thiago Tavares: $15,000 (no win bonus for draw)
Ricky Story: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Jesse Lennox: $7,000
Chris Leben: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Jay Silva: $6,000

Main Bouts:

Amir Sadollah: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Brad Blackburn: $13,000
Aaron Simpson: $52,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus, $30,000 Fight of the Night bonus) def. Tom Lawlor: $40,000 (includes $30,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Evan Dunham: $48,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus, $30,000 Submission of the Night bonus) def. Efrain Escudero: $15,000)
Gray Maynard: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Nate Diaz: $48,000

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