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“UFC on Versus: Jones vs. Matyushenko” Salaries Released

Written by Tom Ngo
August 5th, 2010
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UFC lightweight Takanori Gomi

The California State Athletic Commission has just released the salaries for all the fighters that participated in Sunday’s “UFC on Versus: Jones vs. Matyushenko” event inside the San Diego Sports Arena in Southern California.

Jon Jones, the card’s clear-cut superstar, pocketed a cool $46,000 for his impressive 1stRound TKO over Vladimir Matyushenko. Although the veteran was handed his 5th professional loss this weekend, he banked $31,000 for his 112-seconds of work.

Surprisingly, Takanori Gomi was the event’s highest paid fighter as he earned $80,000 for putting Tyson Griffin down in the opening ticks of their lightweight contest. The TKO also earned Gomi another 40K for “Knockout of the Night” honors, so the Japanese sensation will be taking a total of $120,000 back to the Orient with him.

Here are the paydays for all the fighters that competed in UFC on Versus 2:

Preliminary Bouts:

Rob Kimmons: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) def. Steve Steinbeiss: $6,000
Charles Oliveira: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Darren Elkins: $8,000
Brian Stann: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Mike Massenzio: $5,000
Igor Pokrajac: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. James Irvin: $20,000
Matthew Riddle: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. DeMarques Johnson: $10,000
Jacob Volkmann: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Paul Kelly: $17,000

Main Bouts:

Takanori Gomi: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus) def. Tyson Griffin: $30,000
Jake Ellenberger: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. John Howard: $15,000
Yushin Okami: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Mark Munoz: $22,000
Jon Jones: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Vladimir Matyushenko: $31,000

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