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Junior dos Santos Wins Big Again

Written by Tom Ngo
November 17th, 2011
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UFC Heavyweight Junior dos Santos

On Thursday, the California State Athletic Commission released the salaries for all of the athletes that competed in this past Saturday’s “UFC on FOX” extravaganza inside the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Junior dos Santos (Pictured) was the card’s biggest winner, not only because he beat Cain Velasquez to capture the heavyweight crown while earning an extra $65k for ‘Knockout of the Night‘ honors, but he also pocketed $220,000 for his 64 seconds of work.

Velasquez left The OC with a cool $100,000.

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 insurance, 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.

Here are the official paydays for UFC on FOX:

Preliminary Bouts:

Aaron Rosa: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Lucas: $6,000

Mike Pierce: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Paul Bradley: $18,000

Alex Caceres: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Cole Escovedo: $6,000

Robert Peralta: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Mackens Semerzier: $8,000

Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto: $15,000

DaMarques Johnson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Clay Harvison: $8,000

Ricardo Lamas: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Cub Swanson: $15,000

Dustin Poirier: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Pablo Garza: $8,000

Ben Henderson: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Clay Guida: $40,000

Main Bout:

Junior Dos Santos: $220,000 (includes $110,000 win bonus)
def. Cain Velasquez: $100,000

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