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“UFC on Versus” Salaries Released, Jon “Bones” Jones Pockets $90K

Written by Tom Ngo
March 25th, 2010

The Colorado Athletic Commission has just released the salaries for Sunday’s “UFC on Versus” event, which took place inside the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado.

Despite shining brighter than any other star on the card, up-and-coming light heavyweight Jon “Bones” Jones only pocketed a total of $90,000 for his 1stRound TKO victory over Brandon Vera, which includes a $50K Knockout of the Night bonus.

Junior dos Santos was the event’s highest earner as he took home $120,000 for posting his second consecutive 1stRound TKO when he caught Gabriel Gonzaga with a quick left hook. The Brazilian was also awarded with the knockout bonus for his spectacular performance.

Here are the fighter’s paydays, courtesy of MMAFighting.com:

Jon Jones ($20,000+$20,000 + $50,000 = $90,000)* def. Brandon Vera ($60,000)
Junior dos Santos ($35,000 + $35,000 + 50,000 = $120,000)* def. Gabriel Gonzaga ($67,000)
Cheick Kongo ($55,000 + $55,000 = $110,000) def. Paul Buentello ($40,000)
Alessio Sakara ($21,000 + $21,000 = $42,000) def. James Irvin ($20,000)
Clay Guida ($25,000 + $25,000 + $50,000 = $100,000)# def. Shannon Gugerty ($9,000)
Vladimir Matyushenko ($28,000 + $28,000 = $56,000) def. Eliott Marshall ($10,000)
Darren Elkins ($6,000 + $6,000 = $12,000) def. Duane Ludwig ($12,000)
John Howard ($13,000 + $13,000 + $50,000 = $76,000)* def. Daniel Roberts ($6,000)
Brendan Schaub ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Chase Gormley ($10,000)
Mike Pierce ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. John Paulino ($8,000)
Jason Brilz ($9,000 + $9,000 = $18,000) def. Eric Schafer ($13,000)

* – Knockout of the Night:

John Howard, Junior dos Santos and Jon Jones ($50,000/each)

# – Submission of the Night:

Clay Guida ($50,000)

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